Montreal International Documentary Festival

fr My calendar

Search films, news, screening numbers and events by keywords

International Feature Competition

Sans frapper Alexe Poukine

Films index A to Z

That Which Does Not Kill

Ada, just out of adolescence, went to the house of a young man she knew. She didn’t fight back, and it all happened very quickly, but the trauma remains. With humility and frankness, Sans frapper tackles the delicate and intimate matter of rape. Alexe Poukine’s approach is novel: she has multiple different people read Ada’s account. It is an appropriation that creates a trusted space for speaking out, and other heartbreaking stories soon emerge. By exploring the diversity of experiences and perspectives, the filmmaker examines stubborn prejudices without sanc-timony or condescension, while powerfully demonstrating that relativism and hierarchy are irrelevant when it comes to rape.

Presented in collaboration with Figura I Centre de recherche sur le texte et l'imaginaire and Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Sans frapper

  • Country : Belgium, France
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 85 MIN
  • Cinematography : Elin Kirschfink
  • Editing : Agnès Bruckert
  • Production : Cyril Bibas
  • Sound Design : Bruno Schweisguth
Filmography of Alexe Poukine :

Sol mineur (2008)
Petites morts (2008)
Dormir, dormir dans les pierres (2013)

Related activities

Presented in same section

Swarm Season

by Sarah Christman

Land Mine

by Tirtza Even

While We Are Here

by Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti

Overseas

by Sung-A Yoon

Zumiriki

by Oskar Alegria

Present.Perfect.

by Shengze Zhu

Belonging

by Burak Çevik

143 rue du désert

by Hassen Ferhani

Newsletter

Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!

Newsletter subscription

Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!