All That Passes By Through a Window That Doesn't Open (United States,Qatar)

All That Passes By Through a Window That Doesn't Open

All That Passes By Through a Window That Doesn't Open

  • Martin DiCicco


Caucasus. While labourers from Azerbaijan are working on the construction of a new high-speed train line intended to bring glory to future generations, in Armenia, a station master has been awaiting, idle, the return of the trains for 20 years beyond a closed border, in an abandoned depot. In a landscape whose light and colours are reminiscent of the atmosphere of a Western, the men at work are filmed in a suspended time frame, struggling with their economic needs and their dreams for a better future. The social and political situation of this territory is developing between two countries have a deeply troubled relationship but whose workers are in unison. Their harsh daily routine, filmed with a certain thoughtfulness, subtly reveals what makes it possible: moments of complicity. With wonderful sequences and an original narrative structure — fragments of magic appear through the editing (of images and sound) — All That Passes by Through a Window That Doesn’t Open seizes the history and the present of a world crossroads.

Luciano Barisone

Section:  Regard Neuf
Length: 69'
Country: United States, Qatar
Year: 2017
Language(s): Azerbaijani, Armenian, Russian
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2017
VdR award(s) : Sesterce d'argent Canton de Vaud Meilleur premier film 2017
Other award(s) : Cinematic Vision Award Camden International Film Festival 2017


Martin DiCicco  (Production Aesthetics)
Kakha Macharashvili  (Production Aesthetics)

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Martin DiCicco
Production Aesthetics
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Language(s):  Azerbaijani, Armenian, Russian
Subtitles:  English, French
  • We 26 April 2017
  • 14:00
Capitole Leone

Followed by a discussion

  • Th 27 April 2017
  • 12:30
  • Sa 29 April 2017
  • 14:00
Salle Communale

Sesterce d'argent Canton de Vaud du meilleur premier film de la section Regard Neuf