Synopsis:

Human beings who have experienced such a strong shock that they are no longer even afraid of death (as it often happens to genocide survivors) sometimes fall into what is known as a feeling of timelessness or a "melancholy". They live somewhat "outside" time, a mode of extra-temporal existence, waiting for the day on which they will be freed from their suffering. It is the people — almost ghosts having survived the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenians and Azerbaijani that has lasted for almost 20 years — that the filmmaker shows and listens to in his film. Behind them, behind their wandering bodies, behind their frenzies, is what remains of the collapse of the Soviet Union in Caucasus: ruins, uninhabited spaces, tombs, vestiges of war, trenches where soldiers watch for an invisible enemy. With an inspired composition of image and sound, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd transforms the subject matter of history into poetry, there where condemnation for man on earth means living and not dying.

Director's filmography:
- Les dormants (Short)
- Racines lointaines (2002 - Feature)
- Le cercle des noyés (2006 - Feature)
- Territoire perdu (2011 - Feature)
- Les Tourmentes (2014 - Feature)
- Les Éternels (2017 - Feature)
Web:
http://www.pierreyvesvandeweerd.com/project/les-eternels/
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2017
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
75'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Cobra Films
Sales:
WIP
Distributor:
WIP - Wallonie Image Production