Forgotten Lands

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Forgotten Lands

Les Blanches Terres
Amélie Cabocel
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
France
2019
93 minutes
French
subtitles: 
English, German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
International Premiere

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In the Cinemas

28.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Forgotten Lands
28.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Forgotten Lands
29.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Forgotten Lands
29.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Forgotten Lands
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Forgotten Lands
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Forgotten Lands

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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Amélie Cabocel
Milana Christitch / ANA FILMS
Gautier Gumpper
Gautier Gumpper
Grégory Pernet
Nicolas Rhode
Vivien Roche
Martin Sadoux
Jérémy Vernerey
Pascal Doumange

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Main Contact
Milana Christitch / ANA FILMS
anafilms@free.fr

Michelle, 86 years old, is an equally obstinate and touching widow and filmmaker Amélie Cabocel’s grandmother. Michelle lives alone in a big house in a lonely area of Lorraine and is probably completely unaware that with every fibre of her existence she bears witness to a vanishing age. But when Amélie tries to persuade her to take part in a photographic and exhibition project, she resolutely makes it her own.

Michelle spends her leisurely days reading the obituaries in the local weekly regularly and with great concentration, making long phone calls to the few surviving “cousins” and leafing patiently through the carefully guarded photo albums in which her memories are preserved. Beyond her private life, these albums and folders are also an eloquent fund of an everyday culture about to disappear. When Michelle’s granddaughter wants to produce a film and an exhibition based on this material, the old lady catches the bug and, with her headstrong personality, adds fuel to an already challenging enterprise. “Forgotten Lands” is the moving portrait of a grandmother from the familiar perspective of her granddaughter, but also an intelligent reflection on the unique ability of photography to record echoes of a life lived.
Ralph Eue
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