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VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL

a film by Pol Cruchten

La Supplication
DOCUMENTARY | 2016 | A, LUX | 86 min | French


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Based on the book by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature, the haunting and beautiful Voices From Chernobyl gives scientists, teachers, journalists, couples and children a chance to speak about their daily lives, which were devastated by the most unlikely of disasters. Drawing inspiration from filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, Cruchten takes the audience on a spiritual and poetic journey through this horror, juxtaposing their softly spoken, angerless words – which reflect on the atrocities suffered by the victims of this accident -- with images of mesmerizing aestheticism.
Cast: Dinara Droukarova, Iryna Volostyna, Vitaly Matvienko

Director: Pol CruchtenScreenplay: Pol CruchtenCamera: Jerzy PalaczEditing: Dominique GalliéniArt Direction: Ivan LevchenkoProduction Management: Marie Tappero, Nadine Chaussonière
Production: Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Pol Cruchten, Jeanne Geiben
Funding: FONSPA, ÖFI

Worldsales: La Huit
Based on the book by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature, the haunting and beautiful Voices From Chernobyl gives scientists, teachers, journalists, couples and children a chance to speak about their daily lives, which were devastated by the most unlikely of disasters. Drawing inspiration from filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, Cruchten takes the audience on a spiritual and poetic journey through this horror, juxtaposing their softly spoken, angerless words – which reflect on the atrocities suffered by the victims of this accident -- with images of mesmerizing aestheticism.
Prizes:

Grand Prix and Prix de la critique @ FICA 2017
Festival International du Film d’Environnement de Paris 2016 – Grand prix
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016 – Best documentary (Winner)


Festivals:

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in WASHINGTON (USA)
Cine’Eco in Coimbra (Portugal)
Festival du Cinéma Russe in Honfleur (France)
Tasmanian Eco Film Fest in Hobart (Australia)
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (Austria)
FESTIVAL DU LIVRE in Mouans Sartous (France)
Quinzaine du cinéma francophone au Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris (France)
RENCONTRES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES de Cerbère (France)
Les Rencontres cinématographiques de Cerbère-Portbou (France)
Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon (France)
FICA in Rio (Brazil)
Rencontres des Cinémas d'Europe à Aubenas (France)
Festival Étonnants Voyageurs de St Malo (France
Trieste Film Festival 2016 – Première mondiale
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 – Compétition documentaire
Festival Itinérances d’Alès 2016
Festival International du Film d’Environnement de Paris 2016 – Grand prix
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016 – Best documentary (Winner)
DOK.fest München 2016 – Panorama
Festival International Étonnants Voyageurs de Saint Malo 2016


Filmography Pol Cruchten (selection): Never die young (2013, doc), Les Brigands (2013, fic), Perl oder Pica (2006, fic), Boys on the run (2003, fic)




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