DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival



Locked into a transparent cube that contains nothing but a fridge and a few angular objects, a skinny woman is confronted with an enemy: the soft, undefined form. It arrives in the shape of a chicken egg that the woman is supposed to eat, because that’s what her diet plan which commands her to gain weight says. The egg provokes desire and panic at the same time. Eating it is nothing less than the worst case scenario.

Carolin Weidner

Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Animated Film
Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award


Original Title: Egg
Country: France, Denmark
Year: 2018
Language: English
Subtitle: French
Runtime: 12 min.
Technique: 2D Digital, 3D Digital
Format: DCP
Color: B&W
Director: Martina Scarpelli
Producer: Miyu Productions
Editor: Albane du Plessix, Martina Scarpelli
Animation: Martina Scarpelli, Emmanuel Lantam, Timon Chapelon, Annalea Hartelius, Sarah Rothenberger, Marta Dziedzic, Joel Stenback, Laura Konradi Brodersen, Maria Sandvig Nielsen, Emma Vasile
Music: Amos Cappuccio, Sofie Birch

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.