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

Man on Blue

Man on Blue

Big grants are being distributed. 10,000 Euros, you could live on this for two years with a little effort, couldn’t you? That’s what the professor says. Painter Henri Haake nods and agrees with broken sounds. Then it’s back to the studio where the “Man on Blue” hangs, a controversial piece. It doesn’t work for her, a woman who comes to visit says. Gallery, self-marketing, that’s what counts. Henri Haake keeps hustling.

Carolin Weidner


Original Title: Mann auf Blau
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 13 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Friedrich Tiedtke
Producer: Marcia Schmidt
Cinematographer: Kakhi Mrelashvili
Editor: Ronja Selle
Sound: Aaron A. Hacker

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.