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UNCANNY ME

Lale is a hard-working photo model. Now she’s discovered a way to get more freedom. She can get her body scanned to create a digital clone that can also become a model, in the virtual world. Before leaping into the abyss, she decides to find out more about the implications. The tension between reality and illusion keeps returning at various levels throughout this explorative merging of documentary and science fiction. Is reality still important?

THE FILMMAKER

Katharina Pethke studied German language and literature, art history and visual communication in Hamburg before moving to the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, where she graduated with distinction. Her films In dir muss brennen (2009), Louisa (2011) and Jedermann (2016), as well as her project projects, have won numerous prizes, awards, artist-in-residencies and grants (including the Golden Dove in the German Competition at DOK Leipzig 2011 and the Golden Lola at the German Short Film Award 2011 for Louisa, as well as three times being awarded the FBW’s rating of especially valuable for Anophtalmus, Louisa and Jedermann). Katharina Pethke was professor at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts from 2012 until 2019. Her film Dazwischen Elsa (2019), produced for ZDF/3sat, was nominated for the Grimme Award 2020. EVERYONE AND I (2021) celebrated its world premiere at DOK Leipzig 2021 in the German Competition and Pethke’s latest film UNCANNY ME (2022) celebrated its international premiere at IDFA 2022 (Luminous Section). Katharina Pethke is currently working on her first feature-length cinema documentary with the working title REPRODUKTION (Fünferfilm). Katharina Pethke studied German language and literature, art history and visual communication in Hamburg before moving to the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, where she graduated with distinction. Her films In dir muss brennen (2009), Louisa (2011) and Jedermann (2016), as well as her project projects, have won numerous prizes, awards, artist-in-residencies and grants (including the Golden Dove in the German Competition at DOK Leipzig 2011 and the Golden Lola at the German Short Film Award 2011 for Louisa, as well as three times being awarded the FBW’s rating of especially valuable for Anophtalmus, Louisa and Jedermann). Katharina Pethke was professor at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts from 2012 until 2019. Her film Dazwischen Elsa (2019), produced for ZDF/3sat, was nominated for the Grimme Award 2020. EVERYONE AND I (2021) celebrated its world premiere at DOK Leipzig 2021 in the German Competition and Pethke’s latest film UNCANNY ME (2022) celebrated its international premiere at IDFA 2022 (Luminous Section). Katharina Pethke is currently working on her first feature-length cinema documentary with the working title REPRODUKTION (Fünferfilm).

FESTIVALS

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
Theme-Sensitive-Award – Science New Wave Festival, Us
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany
Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Greece
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark
Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria
Karlsruhe Documentary Festival, Germany

UNCANNY ME

Catalog # EPF16070 ● ISBN: 978-1-963201-10-9 ● UPC: 6-82086-16070-2 ● NTSC

46 Minutes ● Copyright 2022 ● Germany, English, English Subtitles