BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
in the arms

In the Arms of My Enemy

Voleurs de chevaux
Frankrike/Belgia/Canada / 2007 / 85 min
Micha Wald
In the forests of Eastern Europe, brotherhood is transformed into bloodthirsty madness

Somewhere in Eastern Europe, Jakub and his younger brother, Vladimir, are cold and hungry. Hoping for a better life, they join the Cossacks. Suffering through the violent and painful initiations, they are awarded swords and horses. Meanwhile, another pair of brothers, Roman and Elias, have found a different solution to the same problem: They steal horses. When the four of them meet, bloodshed ensues.

With its beautiful imagery and music, and an impeccable cast, this film is a rather unique experience.

Micha Wald

Micha Wald was born in Brussels in 1974. Having completed his studies of film and art, he made three short films. The most well-known, ALICE ET MOI, was awarded prizes in Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand and Locarno, as well as other festivals. This is his first feature-length film.