Surya

Direction
Year
2006
Country
  • Belgium
Duration
76min
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Once upon a journey, ten contemporary storytellers of different cultures create an imaginary epic story. They each draw on their own style and own language to prolong the life of a nameless hero. The aromas of cultures, the taste of words and the perfume of travelling carry us from one storyteller to the next.

Like an epic story, this film oscillates between imagination and reality, the inner world and the outside world, documentary and fiction.

An ode to orality.

This impressionistic film is the outcome of an overland odyssey by public transport from dusk to dawn, through Europe and Asia (Belgium, Slovakia, Turkey, Syria, Kurdistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Vietnam). An audio-visual performance where imagination and creativity travel across borders.

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Details

  • Original title
    Surya
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Florence Aigner, Laurent Van Lancker
  • Editing
    Rudi Maerten
  • Music
    Ten Storytellers, Christian Coppin
  • Duration
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2006
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Production
      • Polymorfilms asbl/vzw
      • Rue T. Verhaegenstraat 18
      • 1060 Brussel
      • Belgium
      • tel: +32 2 537 85 69
      • fax: +32 2 537 85 69
      • e-mail: contact@polymorfilms.be

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