Animated documentary / Germany – USA – Sweden / 85′

»Without memory we are nothing. Memory makes us human. It’s who we are.«
MEMORY GAMES offers a thrilling insight into the lives of four athletes from the United States, Germany and Mongolia as they compete for the title of World Memory Champion. Their unique approaches to memorizing and recalling mind boggling amounts of information and their life stories form the basis for a visually stunning and thought-provoking documentary that also looks at how memory permeates every aspect of our lives.
Through the use of animation, filmmakers Janet Tobias and Claus Wehlisch explore their striking visualization techniques and give a glimpse into a world of seemingly limitless capacity for memorization, one that might well be open to any of us.


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An animated documentary by Janet Tobias and Claus Wehlisch. In co-production with Blinker Filmproduktion, Sierra Tango and Momento Film. In association with MDR / Arte, NDR, YLE, RTS and UR. Supported by Mitteldeutscher Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF, Filmstiftung NRW, SFI Swedish Film Institute and Creative Europe.