VICTORIA

71', color, 16:9, surround 5.1, English, BE, 2020

directed and edited by Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere

starring Lashay T. Warren

photography Isabelle Tollenaere

sound recording Liesbeth De Ceulaer

sound design Kwinten Van Laethem

produced by Caviar

with the support of The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Canvas, Belgian Tax Shelter

Victoria was pitched at Visions du Réel, Nyon (CH) - Selection Pitching du Réel  2014 and at Camden FF (US) – Selection Points North Fellowship 2016

THE

REMEMBERED 

FILM

2018, 17'30”, 2K, 4:3, color, 5.1, BE, English

 

directed, filmed, edited & produced by Isabelle Tollenaere

sound recording & sound design by Kwinten Van Laethem

with the support of Beursschouwburg

In THE REMEMBERED FILM young soldiers from previous wars are seen roaming the woods aimlessly. They wear the uniforms of the Soviet troops, the Wehrmacht or the American military forces during the Vietnam war. In interviews, they share war memories they can’t possibly have experienced themselves, but which have taken root in their memory. 

A friction between imagination and reality arises, from the fiction to which the boys testify but haven’t experienced, but which genuinely has imprinted a memory in their minds, in the midst of other real-life memories. Thus unfolds the intrinsic relationship between storytelling, memory and history. How forming memories is subject to fictionalisation. Just as history is a process of creative storytelling, a subjective construction.

You can watch THE REMEMBERED FILM on DocAlliance

SCREENINGS

2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) – Tiger Short Competition

2018 Vilnius Film Festival (LT)

2018 Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

2018 Courtisane Festival, Ghent (BE)

2018 FICIC, Cosquin (AR)

2018 Hamburg International Short Film Festival (DE)

2018 Visite Film Festival, Antwerp (BE)

2018 Image Forum Festival, Tokyo - Kyoto – Yokohama – Nagoya (JP)

2018 Dokufest Kosovo (RKS)

2018 Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival (BR)

2018 25 FPS, Zagreb (HR) – Grand Jury Prize

2018 The Slovenian Cinematheque (SI)

2018 Chicago Film Festival (USA)

2018 Festifreak (AR)

2018 Ji.hlava (CZ)

2018 Kasseler Dokfest (DE)

2018 Microlights, Milwaukee (US)

2018 Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)

2019 International Women's Film Festival Dortmund (DE)

2019 Iowa City Documentary Film Festival (USA)

2019 Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (RO)

2020 Argos, Brussel (BE)

PUBLICATIONS

Review in Cinergie

Interview in Filmmagie

Isabelle Tollenaere introduces THE REMEMBERED FILM on Mubi Notebook Column

This film was selected because of its creative storytelling and the impressive way in which the filmmaker develops intimacies between viewer, cameraperson and subjects. In an inventive but precise manner this film shows the instability of history, the collective memory of war and the naïve of its youthful participants  (Jury statement 25FPS 2018)

THE

REMEMBERED

FILM

2018, 17'30”, 2K, 4:3, color, 5.1, BE, English

 

directed, filmed, edited & produced by Isabelle Tollenaere

sound recording & sound design by Kwinten Van Laethem

with the support of Beursschouwburg

In THE REMEMBERED FILM young soldiers from previous wars are seen roaming the woods aimlessly. They wear the uniforms of the Soviet troops, the Wehrmacht or the American military forces during the Vietnam war. In interviews, they share war memories they can’t possibly have experienced themselves, but which have taken root in their memory. 

A friction between imagination and reality arises, from the fiction to which the boys testify but haven’t experienced, but which genuinely has imprinted a memory in their minds, in the midst of other real-life memories. Thus unfolds the intrinsic relationship between storytelling, memory and history. How forming memories is subject to fictionalisation. Just as history is a process of creative storytelling, a subjective construction.

You can watch THE REMEMBERED FILM on DocAlliance

SCREENINGS

2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) – Tiger Short Competition

2018 Vilnius Film Festival (LT)

2018 Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

2018 Courtisane Festival, Ghent (BE)

2018 FICIC, Cosquin (AR)

2018 Hamburg International Short Film Festival (DE)

2018 Visite Film Festival, Antwerp (BE)

2018 Image Forum Festival, Tokyo - Kyoto – Yokohama – Nagoya (JP)

2018 Dokufest Kosovo (RKS)

2018 Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival (BR)

2018 25 FPS, Zagreb (HR) – Grand Jury Prize

2018 The Slovenian Cinematheque (SI)

2018 Chicago Film Festival (USA)

2018 Festifreak (AR)

2018 Ji.hlava (CZ)

2018 Kasseler Dokfest (DE)

2018 Microlights, Milwaukee (US)

2018 Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)

2019 International Women's Film Festival Dortmund (DE)

2019 Iowa City Documentary Film Festival (USA)

2019 Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (RO)

2020 Argos, Brussel (BE)

PUBLICATIONS

Review in Cinergie

Interview in Filmmagie

sabelle Tollenaere introduces THE REMEMBERED FILM on Mubi Notebook Column

This film was selected because of its creative storytelling and the impressive way in which the filmmaker develops intimacies between viewer, cameraperson and subjects. In an inventive but precise manner this film shows the instability of history, the collective memory of war and the naïve of its youthful participants  (Jury statement 25FPS 2018)