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La force diagonale

Annik Leroy & Julie Morel

16mm transferred to HD video, b&w, 4:3, stereo & 5.1, French, German, Dutch, English & Bosnian spoken (EN, FR, NL st), BE, 2023, 145’

In ‘La force diagonale’ several men and women reflect on how to live with a turning point in their life and possibly be transformed by it. The film weaves subtle connections between these personal narratives to highlight the impact of external conflicts on individuals. It then turns to a key focus in the work of political philosopher Hannah Arendt: the human capacity to begin, to introduce something new into the world we share. ‘La force diagonale’ seeks to render tangible this human dimension, always threatened and yet ever irrepressible.

Performance & choreography Claire Vivianne Sobottke
With Mehtiba Dževlan, Merima Kadrić, Roger Rousseau, Franz-Peter Van Boxelaer & Ruben Diwantessa
Camera Annik Leroy & Els van Riel
Sound Julie Morel & Laszlo Umbreit
Image editing Annik Leroy & Julie Morel
Sound supervising & editing Laszlo Umbreit
Sound mixing Rémi Gerard at Empire Digital
Color grading Audrick Mercier at Charbon Studio
Translations & subtitles DesAirs productions, Boris Belay, Vladimir Pavlović, Milena Marić & Melanie Munt
With the voices of Claudia von Alemann, Louise Imme Bode, Lucy Grauman, Barbara Schild & Hannah Arendt
Production Cobra Films & Auguste Orts
Coproduction Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles
With the support of Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Gwärtler Stiftung, kunstencentrum nona in the context of C0N10UR, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Atelier Graphoui, Transcultures – Pépinières Européennes de Création, FRArt (Fonds de la Recherche en Art – FNRS), Brouillon d’un rêve documentaire Scam*, On & For Production and Distribution, Nationale Loterij, Wallonie Bruxelles International

La force diagonale has been on display at the following locations:

BOZAR Brussels, (BE) Friday, Nov 10 2023 Doclisboa Lisbon, (PT) Oct 19–Oct 29 2023 Pravo Ljudski Film Festival Sarajevo, (BA) Sunday, Oct 15 2023 Connext Antwerpen, (BE) Oct 9–Nov 6 2023 C0N10UR: Lumière Cinema Mechelen, (BE) Sep 13–Sep 17 2023 C0N10UR: Lumière Cinema Mechelen, (BE) Sunday, Sep 10 2023 C0N10UR: Lumière Cinema Mechelen, (BE) Saturday, Sep 9 2023 FID Marseille, (FR) Sunday, Jul 9 2023 FID Marseille, (FR) Saturday, Jul 8 2023 FID Marseille, (FR) Wednesday, Jul 5 2023