Land of the Gods / Zemlja Bogova
Serbia, India 2016

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directed by Goran Paskaljević, drama, 92 min, eng subtitles, 16+ written by Goran Paskaljević. Victor Banerjee
with Victor Banerjee, Geetanjali Thapa, Uttara Baokar, Raj Zutshi

Tuesday 10.10.2017 - 20.00, Ancien Cinéma
Wednesday 18.10.2017 - 18.30, Neimënster (Salle Krieps)

Land of the Gods is the latest feature film by the Serbian director Goran Paskaljević, whose previous films were critically acclaimed and shown at major film festivals around the globe. After a long exile, Rahul returns to his village in the Himalayas. This causes commotion amongst the villagers, who have never forgiven him for his past sins. He must face an isolated world full of old prejudices, gender inequalities and caste-based injustices, in which women have no right to choose their own destiny. Set in a remote Indian village in the northern state of Uttarakhand, also known as Dev Bhoomi (The Land of the Gods), surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, Paskaljević's film is a visually impressive, poetic and intimate fable about the journey of a man who needs to face his past, offering an interesting look at the multi-faceted and complex society of India.

Land of the Gods est le dernier long métrage du réalisateur serbe Goran Paskaljević, dont les films précédents ont été acclamés par la critique et présentés aux plus grands festivals à travers le monde. Après un long exil, Rahul retourne dans son village dans l’Himalaya. Il doit faire face au monde débordant de vieux préjugés, d’inégalités et d’injustices. Prenant place dans un village du nord de l’Inde, entouré des sommets enneigés, le film de Paskaljević est une fable visuellement impressionnante, poétique et intime, sur le voyage d'un homme qui doit faire face à son passé, un film qui montre en arrière-plan la société indienne multiforme et complexe.

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