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LOCARNO 2021 Semaine de la Critique

EXCLUSIF : la bande-annonce du titre A Thousand Fires, sélectionné à la Semaine de la Critique de Locarno

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- Ce nouveau long-métrage documentaire par Saeed Taji Farouky est le portrait d’une famille en mouvement, et une histoire de conflit de générations et de compromis

EXCLUSIF : la bande-annonce du titre A Thousand Fires, sélectionné à la Semaine de la Critique de Locarno
A Thousand Fires de Saeed Taji Farouky

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In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish, above all else, to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty. A kettle boils. Mud-slicked hands work sputtering machines. The ambient sound of a football match hums from a nearby television. “These days passed quickly,” Htwe says.

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This is the premise of A Thousand Fires [+lire aussi :
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, Palestinian-British director Saeed Taji Farouky’s new documentary. The movie, set to premiere at the upcoming Locarno Semaine de la Critique (6-13 August), follows the helmer’s previous non-fiction feature, Tell Spring Not To Come This Year [+lire aussi :
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, the winner of the Panorama Audience Award and the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 2015 Berlinale. Described as “a portrait of a family in flux” and “a story of intergenerational conflict and compromise”, A Thousand Fires is “a film of transient moments; of hopes and aspirations; of faith in the forces of karma and luck; of a place, a community, and the rhythms of the day-to-day; of lingering memories and a turbulent past; and of life persisting, regardless”.

The picture was produced by Estelle Robin You for France’s Point du Jour - Les films du balibari, Palmyre Badinier for Switzerland’s AKKA Films and Joram Willink for the Netherlands’ BIND, with May Odeh serving as the associate producer. Vienna-based outfit Square Eyes is in charge of its sales.

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