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

In the Arms of My Enemy

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Voleurs de chevaux
Frankrike/Belgia/Canada / 2007 / 85 min
DIRECTOR:
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.