Backstage Action

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    Backstage Action

    Faites sortir les figurants

    Directed by

    Belgium

    2018

    61 min

    • French
    • English
    • German
    • Dutch
    • Farsi
    • Luxembourgish

    Documentary

    This is de facto a film about a film, with the only difference being that the focus is exclusively on the extras. They are filmed while waiting to take their turn, while conversing with others, and thinking about their performances. Although they take their duties very seriously and long to be stars, for the filmmakers, they’re just people that can be coordinated as necessary, nothing more. This film, on the contrary, gives them full consideration, revealing their personalities, what they experience, and what they dream of. The footage comes from many different places where movies are made, involving extras from all different nationalities.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Sanaz Azari
    Cinematography
    Johan Legraie
    Pierre Choqueux
    Vincent Pinckaers
    Artur Castro Freire
    Editing
    Simon Arazi
    Annick Ghijzelings
    Production
    IOTA PRODUCTION
    Production
    CBA
    Sanaz Azari

    Sanaz Azari

    Iran

    Sanaz Azari (1981) is originally from Iran, but has lived in Brussels since she was a child. She studied photography and stage design at La Cambre. During her studies, she took part in a theater course focusing on the Stanislavsky method. Since 2010, she has also focused on documentaries. Her debut film was SALAAM ISFAHAN. A frequent topic of her films is her native Iran. BACKSTAGE ACTION premieres at the Ji-Hlava IFF.