program

FILME

Theatre of War

Teatru de război

93 films in 19 categories
Lola Arias
Argentina, Spain, Germany
82 Min.


2018
Photo Film

CATEGORY

The Past Is Present

V.O.

English, Spanish

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

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Teatro de guerra

synopsis

War is not a joke, but it can be a farce. 35 years after the Falklands Conflict, “Theatre of War” has former adversaries facing each other and asks them to recreate theatrically their own experiences. In a hybrid format, on the verge between performance art and classic documentary, we see, in turn, a cathartic and therapeutic process of the veterans exorcising their traumas, and proof that the role of “enemy” is cast by the powers-that-be, not a personal choice. We are witnessing, despite the language barriers, an experiment on tolerance, on how some wounds heal with time and some never do. A war that used to antagonise people now manages to bring together on the same side veterans who, coordinated by director Lola Arias, form a wacky and playful punk band. (Teodora Leu)

* Adopted by: Frontline Club

awards and festivals

Berlin International Film Festival 2018

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018

São Paulo International Film Festival 2018

CPH-DOX 2018

BFI London Film Festival 2018

Sarajevo Film Festival 2018

distributor

Gema Films

POSTER

Tickets: Eventbook
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Centre Bucharest