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Philippe GRANDRIEUX: The Rediscovery of Cinematic Language

Back to Sarajevo

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Info
  • France│
  • 1996│
  • 77min│
  • HD│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Experimental

Overview

A week after the Dayton accords, I return to Sarajevo accompanied Sada, a Bosnian who returns home after four years of exile.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
269 2016. 04. 30 21:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema H15
634 2016. 05. 04 17:30 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema H15
926 2016. 05. 07 17:30 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema H15

Review

After completing several short films and video works, Grandrieux made his debut feature Back to Sarajevo. Through the project of French art channel Arte, the director visited the war-torn city of Sarajevo in 1995. His initial idea was to depict a woman who left to Paris fleeing from the Bosnian war and returned to homeland. However, during the production, he made changes to focus more on war rather than a person. Unlike war correspondents or photographers, his camera didn’t use a single perspective of reality. On the way to Sarajevo which took 300 km, his camera captured the ruins of war. Beyond the dialogues on the situation of Sarajevo, audiences can see refugee camps, cemeteries and demolished houses which are silent testimonies on the negative impact of war. The film examines the war as a phenomenon, not focusing on the nature of war. The film serves as an important background for his next film A New Life. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Screenplay Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Producer Annick LEMONNIER
Cinematography Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Editor Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Music Ferdinand GRANDRIEUX
Sound Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Cast Sada

Director

Philippe GRANDRIEUX

Born in 1954. GRANDRIEUX’s first three feature films, Sombre, A New Life and A Lake demonstrate his profound and radical exploration of image, sound and narrative structures. In 2011, he directed his documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi has been programmed at more than 50 festivals and universities. He also directed White Epilepsy, Meurtriere, and Despite the Night which is his latest work.

Trailer

(Back to Sarajevo) DIR. Philippe GRANDRIEUX

A week after the Dayton accords, I return to Sarajevo accompanied Sada, a Bosnian who returns home after four years of exile.