Synopsis:
In 1934, Staline created an independent state for communist Jews from the Soviet Union and around the world. Families immigrated from Ukraine, France, Brooklyn... After the purges and auto-dafés of the 20th century, what is left of this country, its culture, and its language is teetering on the edge of oblivion. This is a darkly intimate portrait of Birobidjan, almost like an inventory prior to this community’s disappearance.
Recent selection(s):
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Amsterdam)
CPH:DOX - Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Copenhagen)
Director's filmography:
- Charleroi, le pays aux 60 montagnes (Feature)
- Hommage au Sauvage - Un portrait d'Henry Pousseur (2005 - TV)
- Luc Ferrari face à sa tautologie (2007 - TV)
- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden : a Portrait of David Toop through his Records collection (2009 - Feature)
- Ecce Homo, Un portrait de Célestin Deliège (2011 - Feature)
- Ghost of silence (2013 - Short)
- Whisky time: A portrait Of Charlemagn Palestine (2013 - TV)
- Birobidjan (sous-titré anglais) (2015 - Feature)
- Birobidjan (sous-titré français) (2015 - Feature)
- Rage (2017 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2015
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
121'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Centre Video Bruxelles