WHY WE FIGHT?
Is anger a fundamental part of humanity? Alain Platel and his dancers explore our relationship with violence. From Mahler’s music, via early film images of the continent shaken by the horrors of the first world war, to the ensemble’s memories of their own experiences of war and violence. A highly intense and emotive film. Silvia Bauer
We present the international premiere of the film.
Camera: Mirjam Devriendt. Sound: Jean-François Levillain, Lucas Colle, Jeroen Dejonghe, Gedeon Depauw. Editing: Dieter Diependaele. Music: Steven Prengels. Production: Cassette for timescapes, Gebrueder Beetz Filmprod., Onomatopee Films, ZDF/ARTE. Producer: Emmy Oost, Christian Beetz. Length: 97 min. International Sales: Cassette for timescapes.
No youth rating
This film contains explicit depictions of (sexualised) violence.
Alain Platel and Mirjam Devriendt
The Belgian choreographer and founder of the internationally renowned dance company Les Ballets C de la B studied acting and ballet in Ghent. Mirjam Devriendt is a photographer and video artist. She studied art in Brussels and has been working with Platel on WHY WE FIGHT? since 2017.
Filmography Alain Platel
PASSION – ENDSTATION KINSHASA, DE 2010, 90 min.
VSPRS – SHOW AND TELL, FR/NL/BE/DE 2007, 72 min.
LES BALLETS DE CI DE LÀ, BE 2006, 110 min.
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