Honorary Mention< >
for Documentary Films and Videos / Short Metrage (to 45 min)
Bijan Anquetil (France) for the film
La nuit remue (Night’s Drifters)
Letting things happen, one long night into the next morning, freely suspended without a net – this is a filmmaker’s calculable risk. The risk of his two protagonists, however, is always incalculable, every moment that passes, and has always been so on their life-threatening flight away from the dogs of war in Afghanistan. The memories, captured as blurred motion pictures with their mobile phones, haunt them even at the nightly bonfire beside a canal in Paris. By creating atmospheric density without raising an accusing finger, the filmmaker manages to give the audience the sense of being directly involved – and that the involvement lasts for more than 45 min.