Visions du Réel 2012

43. Festival international du cinéma Nyon
20.04.2012 to 27.04.2012

The Jury, from left: Alain le Goanvic, Roza Berger-Fiedler, Marie-Thérèse Mäder, Mehdi Sahebi

Festival Website

Awards of the Interreligious Jury

900 Days
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The film focuses in a multi-layered manner on the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. Thanks to a precise and moving construction of images and sounds, the filmmaker succeeds in showing the contradiction between the witness' individual memory and the instrumentalization of history by political power. Individual destinies put into question the retrospection of the past and reveal the manipulation of human beings and their recollection.

Matthew's Laws
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The filmmaker shows his autistic friend in a sensitive way. The pictures tactfully and sincerely display his and the society's incapacity of changing Matthijs' fate.