A docu-fiction hybrid shot entirely in 16mm that offers a remarkable portrait of Afghanistan. The mythical land of Afghanistan has become the battleground for ferocious skirmishes between coalition forces, tasked with guarding the mountain villages, and the Taliban. During this time, young Gholam, leader of a gang of armed kids, steps up his trafficking activities. Hailed at Sundance, where it won an award for director Pieter-Jan De Pue’s cinematography, and shot entirely in 16mm, this mix of...
BELGIUM, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany
| 87 minutes | 2016
The making of a docu-drama about Aghanistan and an ode to the determination of a film crew. The Land of the Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue is a striking and innovative 16mm film portrait of Afghanistan that deftly mixes fiction and documentary, but getting it made was no easy task. The Last Omelette, which chronicles its obstacle-strewn, seven-year shoot in dangerous, unstable war zones, is the perfect behind-the-scenes counterpoint to the original, entirely focused on the...
| 52 minutes | 2016
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