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KALÈS

KALÈS

An intimate and inside perspective of the "jungle" of Calais, evoked through a polyphony of men, tales and atmospheres. A sensory journey through the social life and survival strategies of migrants. A film of wind and despair, of fire and solidarity, of hope and hell. Sharing the daily life of migrants, on numerous visits during the entire duration of the "jungle", and often using a collaborative methodology (images and narrations partly produced by the migrants), the director Laurent Van Lancker proposes a film that is both.

Laurent Van Lancker
He studied Film and Anthropology, and holds a PhD in Audiovisual Art. Laurent lectures at film schools (INSAS – Brussels, Film Academie Amsterdam, UMAS – Split) and universities (FU BERLIN, WWU Münster). His films explore inter-cultural dialogue, and draw on various modes: collaborative, hybrid and sensorial cinema.  They propose a dialogue between ethics and aesthetics, poetics and politics.

Film Selection: Kalès (2017, doc)
 — Brak (Fallow, 2015, CE’16) 
— Disorient (2011, short doc)
 — Majjudo (Lost Man, 2009, short) — Surya, from eloquence to dawn (2006, doc)
— Rétroviseurs (2004, short) — Ymako (1998, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2018

Laurent Van Lancker

Belgium 2017
DCP / color
63 minutes
Arabic / Pashto / English
OmeU

Cinematography
Laurent Van Lancker,
 Khalid Mansour, Anna Savchenko, Guillaume Vandenberghe

Editing
Rudi Maerten, Laurent Van Lancker
Sound
Anna Savchenko, Aurélien Lebourg, Laszlo Umbreit

Cast
Khalid Mansour, Abdel Raouf, Babak Inanloo, Khalid Pacha
Producers
Ellen Meiresonne

Trailer

Production

Polymorfilms
World Sales

Polymorfilms

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere