Les éternels

Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Belgium, France, 75 min
World premiere

Human beings who have experienced such a strong shock that they are no longer even afraid of death (as it often happens to genocide survivors) sometimes fall into what is known as a feeling or a “melancholy” of timelessness. They live somewhat “outside” time, a mode of extra-temporal existence, waiting for the day on which they will be freed from their suffering. It is the people — almost ghosts having survived the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenians and Azerbaijani that has lasted for almost 20 years — that the filmmaker shows and listens to in his film. Behind them, behind their wandering bodies, behind their frenzies, is what remains of the collapse of the Soviet Union in Caucasus: ruins, uninhabited spaces, tombs, vestiges of war, trenches where soldiers watch for an invisible enemy. With an inspired composition of image and sound, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd transforms the subject matter of history into poetry, there where condemnation for man on earth means living and not dying.

Luciano Barisone

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Duration
75 min
Year
2017
Country
Belgium, France
Sections
Films W/O World Sales
International Feature Film Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Armenian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Daniel De ValckMichel David
Sales Contact
Pierre Duculotp.duculot@wip.be+3243401040

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