Documentary films



A film by David Sieveking

In Co-Produktion with BR, HR, arte.
In collaboration with FFA, DFFF, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienbord Berlin-Brandenburg, Hessische Filmförderung.

Distributor Germany: Farbfilm Verleih
Distributor Switzerland: Look Now! Filmverleih
World Sales: Autlook Filmsales

In German theaters from January 2013.
The German book with the title "Vergiss mein nicht" is being published by Verlag Herder.

DVD release in Germany: August 23, 2013

David Sieveking portrays the domestic care of his mother Gretel, who, like millions of others, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. David’s parents were active in the student movement of the 1960s and led an „open relationship“, which is now being tested in a dramatic way through the mother’s illness. The changes taking place within the mother forces the family to deal with its own conflicts and even teaches them new ways to express their feelings and experience intimacy, bringing them all closer together. With humor and candor, David Sieveking’s family chronicle is characterized by unaffected participation and loving affection, where it is the human being at the center of the story, not the illness.

Writer I Director: David Sieveking
Producers: Martin Heisler I Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
Production Manager: Gabriele Simon
Commissioning Editors: Claudia Gladziejewski (BR) I Monika Lobkowicz (BR arte) I Jochen Kölsch (BR arte) I
Liane Jessen (HR)
DoP: Adrian Stähli
Sound: Juri von Krause I Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Sound Design: Björn Wiese
Editor: Catrin Vogt
Music: Jessica de Rooij

65. Festival del film Locarno - Settima de la Critica, 2012
awarded for BEST FILM

DOK Leipzig - 55. Int. Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 2012
winner of the Goethe Institute Award

• Hessischer Filmpreis for Best Dokumentary
• 8. Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland
• Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland
• 29. Kasseler Dokfest
• 26. Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig
• RIDM - Rencontres Internationales de Documentaire de Montréal, Canada
• 23. Kinofest Lünen - Festival für deutsche Filme
awarded for best screenplay and best editing
  ✩ nominated for best score

✩ nomination for the German Film Award for Best Documentary
✩ nomination for the German Documentary Film Award
• International Film Festival Rotterdam - "Bright Future" Section
• Docpoint Helsinki I Docpoint Tallinn, Finland I Estonia
• Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken
• 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
• Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International
• Ha érteni akarod a világot, Hungary
• It's all true International Documentary Film Festival, São Paolo Brazil
• Kino! 2013: New Films from Germany at MoMa New York, USA
• DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver Canada
• Documenta Madrid, Spain
    awarded with the Special Jury Price
• Docaviv, Tel Aviv Israel
• Planete + Doc Film Festival, Warsaw Poland
awarded with the Millennium Award
• 19th Shanghai TV Festival, China
    ✩ nomination for the Magnolia Award
• Sheffield Doc/Fest, Ireland
• Astra Film Festival Sibiu, Romania
• Panorama Alemão, Brazil
• 17th German Film Festival , Goethe Institute Singapore
• Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn, Estonia
• Festival Augenblick, Alsace
    ★ awarded with the Jury Price and the Audience Award
• Cork Film Festival, Ireland
• Docaviv in Town, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
• 7. Documentary Film Festival "DOC-EST" Iasi, Romania
• Documentary Film Center Moscow, Russia
• Surdocs Film Festival Santiago de Chile
• Made in Germany Film Festival, Goethe Istitute Tiflis, Georgia
• Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Iran

FESTIVALS I Awards 2014:
• "Kino 2014" Goethe Institut Liabon, Portugal
• Rasa Film Festival for the Disabled, India
    ★ awarded with the Innovating Film Award
• 11. ImagéSanté - Festival International du Film de Santé Liège, Belgium
    ★ awarded with the Grand Prix and the award of the Health Secretary
• German Currents Film Festival San Diego, USA
• American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs, USA
• Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa, Goethe Institute Genua, Italy
    ★ awarded with the Audience Award
• Pyongyang Int. Film Festival, North Korea
    ★ awarded for Best Documentary