Laurent Van Lancker | Belgium 2022 | 90 Min. | French, English, Dutch, Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Tigrinya with Engl. subtitles

SATURDAY, 06.05. | 9:30pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS

Austrian Premiere

In presence of Laurent Van Lancker

© Laurent Van Lancker

Locked and hidden in a truck, eight migrants try to survive the hardships of a long illegal journey across the borders. In the darkness they exchange their life stories. The accounts of their own journeys intertwine and overlap with biographical stories from a history of European emigration. The resonances between past and present narratives reveal that the history of Europe has always been marked by migration and flight.

NOUS AUTRES is a film that is both poetic and political. Collaboratively staged with the protagonists, autobiographical narratives, archival footage, and dreams of past and present come together to create a sensory and evocative experience.

Director: Laurent Van Lancker
Camera: Vincent Pinckaers
Editing: Rudi Maerten
Sound: Aurelien Lebourg, Kwinten van Laethem
Production: Erika Meda, David Borgeaud (roue libre – be), Gert Verboven (mountain view – be), Serge Dietrich (zorn – fr)

Cannes Docs – Work in progress Showcase – Cineli Digitali Price for Cannes Docs work in progress
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur

Laurent van Lancker both studied film and anthropology, and holds a PhD in audiovisual art. He lectures at filmschools (insas – brussels, film academy Amsterdam, umas – split) and universities (WWU Münster). His early documentary works explored social and religious themes. Followed by a series of short works called ‘experimental ethnographies’. His long-feature documentary film ‘surya’ won international awards and had some theatrical releases. He made a few short fiction films and made his first long-feature award-winning fiction film ‘Brak’ (fallow) in 2016. His last long-feature documentary ‘Kalès’ has also won some awards and had theatrical release. His films were screened in major film festivals: IDFA, Oberhausen, FID Marseille, DokLeipzig, FNC Montréal, Dubai iff, … Recently, he has also moved into web and installation art, having his video installations screened in museums, galleries, art spaces. His films explore inter-cultural dialogue, and draw on various modes: collaborative, hybrid and sensory cinema. They propose a dialogue between ethics and aesthetics, poetics and politics.