Lost in Face

Feature-length documentary - 81 minutes - 2020
One out of a hundred people worldwide can't recognize familiar faces. Nevertheless, we walk down the street expecting everyone else to see the world through our lens. This hybrid film by neuroscientist Valentin Riedl introduces you to Carlotta's world where faces do not exist.
As a neuroscientist and filmartist, Valentin merges abstract science with the artistic form of film to open a new world to the spectator”
Wim Wenders
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Screenings and distribution

Winner "Audience Award Best Documentary"
Winner "Best Music in Documentary"


  • Director: Valentin Riedl
  • Animation Director: Frédéric Schuld
  • Director of Photography: Doro Goetz
  • Editor: Ivan Morales Jr
  • Sound Design & Re-recording: Andreas Hildebrandt
  • Sound Design Animation: Simon Bastian
  • Music: Antimo Sorgente
  • Producer: Erik Winker, Martin Roelly
  • A CORSO FILM Production

LOST IN FACE received generous support from:
  • Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
  • Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)
  • FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFFBayern)
  • Wim Wenders Foundation