BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire

The Land of the Enlightened

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Land of the Enlightened
Belgia/ 2016/ 1 t. 27 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/Dari
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Koko Ewas, Koko Mullalih, Marina Golbahari, Sergei Kovinchenko, Devin A. Cleeves
DIRECTOR:
Pieter-Jan De Pue
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Pieter-Jan De Pue
PRODUCER:
David Dusa, Pieter-Jan De Pue
If life gives you landmines …

Mixing documentary and fiction, Belgian filmmaker Pieter-Jan De Pue tells a magnificent story of a generation of young Afghans attempting to take control of their own destinies in a perpetually war-torn country. With beautiful shots of green valleys and lush opium fields littered with rusty tanks and live mines, THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED paints a picture of Afghanistan that differs from what we’re used to seeing on the news. The result is a beautiful and dreamlike tale of a country and a people who refuse to be broken.

 

Festival Guest: Director Pieter-Jan De Pue

 

Pieter-Jan De Pue

Pieter-Jan De Pue (Belgium, 1982) THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED is De Pue’s debut as a feature film director.

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