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Film Fest Gent - This Place We Call Our Home
Archived: This Place We Call Our Home (2014)

director: Sybilla Tuxen, Thora Lorentzen

duration: 30 minutes
Documentary, Short

Shorts – EFA-nominated European Shorts

A documentary film from Ukraine, summer 14. In this film war is an atmosphere, rather than journalistic facts. Through music we visit all layers of society. In the form of a poem we show how it feels when your country is in an invincible conflict. Two friends on the floor proud pine trees and current rivers grenades without detonation. In the staircase dust is dancing. Women bring home sunflowers. Deafening silent is Ukraine, before the boys are leaving. War is strange, people try to make sense, in this place we call our home. "War" is normally understood as action, and the images we think of are the ones from a battlefield. In this film, "war" is something else. It is depicted as most people will experience it; something out of your control, far away from you, something you worry about. A worry you try to suppress, while trying to continue living. Something that might separate you from someone near to you. With a main focus on imagery over dialog and with a fragmented storyline, the film depicts the conflict in Ukraine, and how it affects everyday life of those who stay at home; of those who is waiting.


director: Sybilla Tuxen, Thora Lorentzen
Editor: Mik Stampe
Cinematography: Thora Lorentzen & Sybilla Tuxen
sound: Mathias Dehn

production company: Tove & Sylvia Filmkompagni

More info

dialogue: Danish
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Denmark
year: 2014


THORA LORENTZEN (1986): This Place We Call Our Home (2014, short). SYBILLA TUXEN (1990): This Place We Call Our Home (2014, short).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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