In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).
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Quentin Brière Bordier was born in 1981. He lives and works in Paris.
He mainly works in digital for money, but shoots in 16mm or Super 8 for love.
He is used to print reality on films, but he only deals with cinema, not documentary.
He is member of the parisian collective of experimental cinema l’Etna and of the independant film laboratory l’Abominable.
He also sometimes does his best to teach cinema in College and High School.
Read more about the author here.
Gaëlle Boucand is a french director based in Berlin. Her films interrogates communities or individuals ways of life to make us think about the contemporary society. It is full of philosophical, literary and also poetic researches, breaking the obvious appearances into pieces.