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Les éternels Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

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The Eternals

Documentary cinema has often borne witness to the psychological devastation wreaked by armed conflict. But what happens when a war is endless, and the fearful wait for a death that never comes is a permanent, pervasive reality? Filmed in Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave mired in a 20-year war with Azerbaijan, this latest from Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd (Retrospective RIDM 2016) bears the hallmarks of the director’s unique creative approach, bending the documentary form as a means of describing the indescribable. A wrenching poetic essay, Les éternels descends into the trenches, follows ghosts and zeroes in on people’s gaze to capture the eternal melancholy of those damned to live outside time.

Les éternels

  • Country : Belgium, France
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Armenian
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 75 MIN
  • Cinematography : Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
  • Editing : Philippe Boucq
  • Production : Michel David, Daniel Devalck
  • Music : Richard Skelton
Filmography of Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd :

Némadis, des années sans nouvelles (2000)
Racines lointaines (2002)
Closed District (2004)
Le cercle des noyés (2007)
Les dormants (2009)
Territoire perdu (2011)
Les tourmentes (2014)

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