The Doc Visions du Réel offers to (re)discover films unveiled during previous editions of the Festival. This month, do not miss LIKE DEW IN THE SUN (COMME LA ROSÉE AU SOLEIL), screened as a world premiere at Visions du Réel 2016.
LIKE DEW IN THE SUN
(COMME LA ROSÉE AU SOLEIL)
108' | Switzerland | 2016
Late in the night from Sunday 19 to Monday 20 November, 0:05
on RTS Deux (schedule subject to change)
The first shot of the film is dazzling. Accompanied by distant cries of agitation, rockets burst into blinding light the obscurity of a dark night, starting their journey of death and destruction. This is Ukraine, with its eternal contradictions. Having come to seek out the village of his Jewish ancestors — who emigrated to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century to flee the pogroms — the filmmaker finds himself in the middle of a civil war. He does not directly see its horrors, but the web unduly furnishes them to him. However, he does meet men who are fighting, from both sides. They are nice, they are passionate... and they are all right: God and History are on their side. At the same time, he continues his backtracking research, in villages where time has erased all trace of memory. Only a few tombstones bear witness to another life. The camera hesitates between the desire to find the buried past and the evidence of a never-ending madness... In making this personal film, Peter Entell loses and finds himself, prompting a fundamental reflection on a tragedy in our time.