Polyphony of tales by migrants who returned to their homeland after having spent many years abroad. This film evokes through film experimentations the reminiscences of personal impressions and the vestiges of different cultures that still inhabit the protagonists’ memories.
|Original version||English and French|
|Year of production||2010|
|Photography||Florence Aigner, Sebastien Koeppel|
|Running time film||36'|
|Release format||Beta Digit|
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
2010: Les Ecrans Documentaires (FRA) / Argos Festival (BE) / BAM MONS in de 'Manières noires' tentoonstelling (BE) / FIFE (FRA) / SCAM (BE)
Disorient by Florence Aigner and Laurent Van Lancker received the Main Prize at VIDEOEX, the International Experimental Film & Video Festival in Zürich (21 – 29 May). Because We Are Visual by another helmers' duo, Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes, was given an Honourable Mention by the Jury.
The International Jury, consisting of Maria Palacios Cruz (BE), Seppo Renvall (FIN) en Georges Salameh (GR) decided to share the Main Prize between two ‘brave’ films which ‘experiment with storytelling and with the absence of images. Both films share a sense of internal rhythm and pacing, as well as a strong correspondence between the chosen formal strategies and the subject matter that is being dealt with.’ Because We Are Visual also received praise from the jury for its ‘fragile beauty, ‘highly complex editing’ and ‘the two young filmmakers’ ambition.’
This year's Courtisane Festival Ghent (30 March- 3 April) opens with the presentation of the new expanded performance version of Disorient by Florence Aigner and Laurent Van Lancker (Surya). This new live version is a collaboration with Sébastien Koeppel and Laszlo Umbreit. The film will also be screened in competition.
Disorient is a documentary consisting of different tales of migrants who returned to their home countries after having spent many years abroad.
Courtisane showcases film, video and media art and prides itself on its mix of adventure and reflection, resulting in a mosaic of styles and media. Courtisane praises Disorient for 'moulding the polyphony of tales in a minimalist, impressionistic form'.
Last edited on 19 December 2011