Vita Nova gives life to the autobiographical story of a character : the French author Roland Barthes is revisited by the phantom of the colonization.
|Original title||Vita Nova|
|Year of production||2009|
|Cast||Etienne Minoungou, Issa Kaboré, Miessan Hans Andersen Kehasey|
|Running time film||26'|
|Release format||Beta Digit|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)|
2010: International Film Festival Rotterdam (NLD) / Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (BFA) / PACT Zollverein (DEU) / Savvy Contemporary (DEU) / Centro de Artes Dos de Mayo (ESP) / New Settlers (DNK) / Argos Brussels (BE) / International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NLD) / Cinema Lux (FRA) / ARS 11, Kiasma Museum (FIN) / Musée Fabre (FRA) / Khiasma (FRA) / Art Bakery (CAM) / APB Autograph (GBR)
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.’
Last edited on 10 May 2011