An explosion. The picture shakes. Another one and it goes dark. We experience the “last conflict on European soil” up close and how wearing this is for the Ukrainian soldiers on the front line in Donbas. In aesthetic black and white images, Loup Bureau accompanies his protagonists in their everyday lives in the trenches. Ute Bolmer
We present the German premiere of the film.
Camera: Loup Bureau. Sound: Jérôme Wiciak. Editing: Léo Gatelier in collaboration with Catherine Catella. Music: Gustave Rudman Rambali. Production: Unité. Producer: Caroline Nataf. Length: 85 min. International Sales: Films Boutique.
No youth rating
French director and journalist Loup Bureau covered the Arab Spring, the Syrian war and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in the Donbas region. After an arrest in Turkey, he lives between France and Ukraine. Trenches is his feature film debut.
TRENCHES, FR 2021, 85 min.
Winner VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.