Uncanny Me

Do computer-generated figures now look as “real” as “genuine” humans? For 26-year-old Lale, this question is not only exciting in theory, but in practice. She works as a model but would rather spare herself exhausting shoots by getting an avatar. Katharina Pethke accompanies her young protagonist on this process. What does it mean for our perception of the world (and for documentary film, too, of course) that the promise of reality of visual media has long since become a gradual one? (Luc-Carolin Ziemann, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Uncanny Me (2022, mid-length doc) - Jedermann und Ich (Everyman and I, 2021, doc; CE'22) - Dazwischen Elsa (Elsa in Between, 2019, TV doc short) - Jedermann (Everyman, 2016, doc short; CE'16) - Louisa (2011, doc; CE’12) - In Dir muss brennen (Burning Within, 2009, doc; CE’10)
European Panorama Documentary 2023
Katharina Pethke
Germany 2022
44 minutes
German / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Katharina Pethke
Cinematography Christoph Rohrscheidt
Editing Daniela Kinateder
Sound/Sounddesign Michael Thäle, Kuan-Chen Chen
Producer(s) Christoph Rohrscheidt, Sven Michael Otto
Filmgarnitur, ZDF/3sat
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2022