BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary

Battles

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Battles
Frankrike / Russland / Belgia / Nederland / Latvia / 2015/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
albansk/nederlandsk/engelsk/latvisk/russisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Victor Anatolievich Volkova, Madara Marta Viciule, Nina Nikolaevna Volkova, Gedemins Viciulis
DIRECTOR:
Isabelle Tollenaere
WRITER:
Isabelle Tollenaere
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Frédéric Noirhomme
PRODUCER:
Sébastien Andres, Olivier Burlet,
A mysterious and absurd journey through physical and mental landscapes ravaged by war

In her debut film, Isabelle Tollenaere observes how war and conflict affect landscapes and people long after the soldiers have left and peace has arrived. With an eye for comedy and tragedy, BATTLES shows how the remnants of war are assimilated into everyday life, whether it be a bunker made into a cattle stall or a military camp made into a tourist attraction. With its striking cinematography and fresh perspective on the absurd juxtapositions of war and peacetime, BATTLES won the FIPRESCI award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival.

 

Isabelle Tollenaere

Isabelle Tollenaere (Belgium, 1984) BATTLES is Tollenaeres first feature length documentary

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