There exists a place in which there is a town that resembles a village. An isolated and distant place. An open and infinite space which, paradoxically, is closed in on itself, since there is no road which goes beyond the houses. Traffic runs in a loop; it always takes the same streets, the same paths. And the succession of days is perpetuated – it is punctuated by work and school schedules in a continuous loop.
Detached from the world, Iqaluit is a town, a village and a capital all at the same time, and with a certain special feature: it offers opportunities to those considering life in the Far North. An intense life, governed by the cold and the wind; a life filled with contradictions where the best and the worst are entwined.
A kind of motley microcosm in Inuit lands, the film offers the chance to immerse oneself alongside those who come from far away; people who, with their particular perspectives, allow us to discover something new, to see those who have always been there in a different light, and to question their presence.
Road to Nowhere, a road that starts and ends in this unlikely place in which several worlds co-exist.
Script & direction : Caroline D’hondt
ADV ProductionsCentre du Cinéma de la FWB.
BEYOND THE CLOUDS evokes more than 40 years of work and creation of Marion Hänsel‘s cinema, a journey to discover a carreer of extreme coherence, a demanding and intimate work. Meeting of an atypical director who has also become a producer, of a woman with an overflowing energy who has never taken a “no” for a definitive answer.
Over the water through the deserts, we question this cinema, its author, as well as the family of professionals who collaborated in her successive films.
In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, Brügger and his sidekick, Swedish Göran Björkdahl, begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.
In his signature agitprop style, Brügger becomes both filmmaker and subject, challenging the very nature of truth by “performing” the role of truth seeker. As Brügger uncovers a critical secret that could send shockwaves around the world, we realize that sometimes absurdity and irony are the emboldening ingredients needed to confront what’s truly sinister.
Gabon, Libreville 2017, Christ, a young boxer trains tirelessly during the day, and at night he’s a wacthmen in a discotheque. At the same time,
another fight is played, or replayed, that of the presidential elections.
As has happened recently in other African countries, and in the world,
this time, is there hope for a democratic transition ?
Montage : Mélanie Braux
Prises de vue : Marcel Edou, Richard Moumba, Pierre Ceccaldi Son : Cédric Poulicard et Donation Ngassi
Montage son et mixage : Thomas Fourel
Etalonnage : Yannig Willmann
Les Films du Bilboquet (Eugénie Michel Villette)
Princesse M (Pierre Ceccaldi)
With the support of:Lumière du monde, Africadocs
TV5Monde, Centre National du Cinéma Procirep-Angoa