L'Apollon de Gaza
Switzerland/Canada 2018, 78'
Locarno 2018 – Semaine de la critique
In the presence of the filmmaker and of Marc-André Haldimann, archaeologist and protagonist of the film.
In 2013, a 2000-year old statue of Apollo was found near Gaza, only to disappear all of a sudden. Apollo, god of art, beauty and divinations, incites all sorts of rumours, even the craziest ones. The Apollo of Gaza is at once an inquiry and a meditation on history, plunging us into the barely known reality of a territory that is still paying the price of wars and a merciless blockade, but where life also subsists, undefeated. By bringing a little light to the sky of Gaza, the statue and its stupefying story could return some dignity and hope to all people.
Monday 27 May 2019, 20:30
Special prize: CHF 12.–
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