23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Western, Family and Communism
The first shots of the film show Parisians demonstrating and protesting, interspersed with shouted political slogans of Iranian activists. While the situation is very heated in Paris, calmness reigns in Iran. A French family is traveling here in a caravan and getting to know the country. The father films footage of their journey including his wife and daughter. The first third of the film suggests that the issue is a national one, namely that of the Iranian citizens, while the remaining two-thirds shows, however, the French on holiday. From a formal point of view, the film comprises interesting shots taken with a handheld camera, as well highly-overexposed, almost white, shots and double exposures.
„Perhaps politics is the multiple of experiments and inventions in an equation with two unknowns: ‚I‘ and ‚we‘. Rather than solve it, once and for all, it would be a matter of keeping trying. Once again. (Precarious springs of the peoples, Maria Kakogianni, 2017)“ L. Krief
Laurent Krief was born in 1978 in Aubenas, France. He focuses on both filmmaking and teaching secondary school math. His debut documentary, Instructions pour une prize d'armes (2011-2013), was presented at the FIDMarseille festival, the Etats généraux du film documentaire in Lussas, and at DocLisboa. Western, Family and Communism is his second work.
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|producer:||Laurent Krief, Marie-Odile Gazin|