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Also Known As Jihadi

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Netherlands, Turkey | 2017 | 84 min. | G

Also Known As Jihadi

Netherlands, Turkey | 2017 | 84 min. | G

Synopsis

“Well described, well filmed, a landscape could reveal the structures of oppression of which he was the fruit,” claims the Japanese avant-garde filmmaker’s Masao Adachi’s “landscape theory”. In his film-essay, Éric Baudelaire examines suspended landscape between his status as a silent enigma and a possible story of Aziz: His birth in the Parisian suburb, his school years, his work, then departure to Egypt, Turkey, and the road to Aleppo where he joined the ranks of Nusra Front. A judiciary chronicle progressively becomes a slow-paced thriller where the viewer, faced with the incomprehensible, accepts feeling troubled, intuitively knowing – the incomprehensible must have its own reasons.

 

Festivals:
FID Marseille, 2017
Festival dei Popoli, 2017 – Best Feature Film
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2017
!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, 2018
IBAFF International Film Festival, 2018 – Best Feature Film
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg, 2018
Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, 2018

 

Language: French
Subtitles: Lithuanian, English

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Director: Éric Baudelaire

Cinematography: Claire Mathon, Alan Guichaoua

Editing: Claire Atherton

Producers: Éric Baudelaire, Alexandra Delage

Éric Baudelaire

Filmography: Also Known As Jihadi (2017), Letters to Max (2014), The Ugly One (2013), The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images (2011), The Makes (2010), [SIC] (2009), Sugar Water (2007)

October 06, 20:00
FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS. Vilnius.

October 06

20:00

FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS. Vilnius.

October 11, 18:00
Šiuolaikinio meno centras. Vilnius.

October 11

18:00

Šiuolaikinio meno centras. Vilnius.

October 13, 17:00
ROMUVA. Kaunas.

October 13

17:00

ROMUVA. Kaunas.

October 20, 18:00
Apeirono teatras. Klaipėda.

October 20

18:00

Apeirono teatras. Klaipėda.

October 26, 17:15
Varėnos kultūros centro kino ir parodų salė. Varėna.

October 26

17:15

Varėnos kultūros centro kino ir parodų salė. Varėna.

A secular state tries to understand a believer. But rational mind only answers "how?", not "why?".

Karolis Kaupinis, Translator

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