PÖFF : BNFF

European premiere

Zeria

Local title
Ajast väljas
Title in Russian
Zeria
Director
Harry Cleven
Country
Belgium
Year
2021
Programme
Rebels with a Cause
Genre
experimental

How do you convey your life and the history around it to someone who has never been to Earth? Gaspard is one of the few people who have stayed to live on Earth after the humankind’s great migration to Mars. For his hundredth jubilee, he decides to write to his grandson Zeria who is the first human born on Mars. Gaspard tries to create a pan-generational bridge of memories with someone with whom he has had no contact in order to leave a mark of a world that will soon be lost forever.

"Zeria" is definitely one of the most distinctive author films at this year’s festival and enchants with its truly effective visual solution created on the principles of the Arte Povera art movement, while experimenting with the techniques of a puppet film. At its very high artistic level, "Zeria" shines primarily thanks to its captivating narrative created by an intimate reflection of director Harry Cleven’s own life.

Elise Eimre

Director
Harry Cleven
Screenwriter
Harry Cleven
Cast
Johan Leysen
Producer
Benjamin Stiénon
Production
Popiul
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English
Director
Harry Cleven

Harry Cleven (snd 1956)

Abracadabra (1992), Pourquoi se marier le jour de la fin du monde? (Why Get Married the Day the World Ends?, 2000), Trouble (2005), Mon ange (Minu ingel, PÖFF 2016), Zeria (2021)

Screenings

Hall 9 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070702 / Ajast väljas
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090304 / Ajast väljas
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsAleksi Van Hennecker - DOP, Harry Cleven - Director
Q&A duration
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Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120303 / Ajast väljas
SubtitlesEnglish
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