Sérgio Tréfaut
Portugal, 61 min
World premiere

In the night and the fog of winter, a train crosses Eastern Europe, today. On board, human figures have become phantoms. The speech that accompanies them is haunted by memory. Treblinka deals with an oft-evoked subject, but it does so in a totally unexpected manner. On the one hand, it uses the moving autobiographical story of a camp survivor, with a voice-off drawing out perfect dramaturgic progression. On the other hand, it gives a fantastic “fuzzy” form to this very same story. In this way, the imagery gains an extraordinary depth and the speech has impact thanks to the rhythm, the mixing, and the perfect links of the editing. In the film, the past horrors of Nazism refer to the present, and a dark future is announced in the genocidal light of the massacred peoples. The indignant post-war period cry of “Never again!” rings out like a slogan emptied of meaning. Everything—everywhere—is happening again like it did before…Treblinka is a documentary essay, a performance, a terrifying and necessary film.

Luciano Barisone

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Duration
61 min
Year
2016
Country
Portugal
Section
Compétition Internationale Moyens Métrages
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Russian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Sérgio TréfautCatarina Almeida
Sales Contact
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