madness? Some in the climbing scene look enthusiastically amazed at the achievements of Marc-André Leclerc. Others follow with concern the risk-taking tours of the young climber from Canada. Then Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that redefines the scope of solo climbing.
The documentary Vom Umgang mit Wellen is a film about surfing – but not in the typical sense. Action, best performances and trophies are far in the background. It’s not about who can surf best or who rides the biggest wave in Nazaré.
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles – Surrealism, Spain and the early days of filmmaking. The animated movie by the Spanish director Salvador Simó is a touching work about goals, friendship, the inner and outer struggles of the famous director Luis Buñuel and about a fascinating episode of film history.
White Waves – a shocking documentary. Waste, sewage, industrial products and chemicals – everything ends up in the sea. This often happens without the public hearing or reading about it. But there are some people who experience this kind of pollution recurrently. Surfers.
Drawn in the style of a graphic novel: Another Day of Life is a documentary film about the world-famous journalist Ryszard Kapuściński and his time in Angola. In the African country, the reporter from Poland, during the mid-1970s, experiences the brutal reality of war.
The Art of Museums: Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin is in the focus of the innovative art tv series on the Frenche/German cultural channel Arte. The very modern documentary series presents eight important museums from eight different countries and the art works of their collections. The fascinating museums and the collected artworks are discovered and explained by artists, art professionals and art lovers such as Vivienne Westwood, Sasha Waltz, Wolfgang Joop and Karl Ove Knausgård.
The Salt of the Earth. Complex, multilayered documentary about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Wim Wenders portrays a man who loves people, a photographer who expresses the beauty and cruelty of humanity in the black and white depths of his images.
Planet Earth II – a nature documentary as exciting as a thriller. The BBC production often takes the viewer’s breath away: hard fighting animal protagonists trying to secure their own existence and that of their offspring. Scenes of the everyday struggle for survival of animals in extreme biospheres alternate with brilliant shots that reveal animals and their habitats in full beauty.