26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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FESTINA LENTE
FESTINA LENTE

FESTINA LENTE

director: Baya Medhaffar
original title: FESTINA LENTE يا عم الشيفور
country: Tunisia, France
year: 2021
running time: 20 min.

synopsis

The layered essayistic reflection on migration, or more precisely on the constant movement towards the unknown as a cultural and instinctive necessity, intersperses archival footage with symbolic scenes, associative images thematizing religious affiliation, and documentations of contemporary events on the borders of continents.

biography

Baya Medhaffar (1995), artist of of Tunisian French origin, is involved in directing, acting, music, but also in editing. Editing methods form a major means of expression in her films. She combines images from other works, endowing them with new meanings. Her film Festina Lente (2021) is her directorial debut, screened at Marseille IFF.

more about film

director: Baya Medhaffar
producer: Baya Medhaffar
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