Land
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    Land

    Directed by

    Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar

    2018

    110 min

    • English

    Drama

    The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to the Reservation to be buried. The youngest surviving son Wesley, is an alcoholic. His brother’s death doesn’t really hit him as his only aim during the day is to get hold of beer. Wesley is in daily contact with the white population who run the liquor stores right outside the reservation. This uneasy relationship reaches unpleasant levels when acts of violence break out and he is directly affected. The eldest son, Raymond, is a recovering alcoholic with a wife and two sons. Although he feels a sense of responsibility for the extended family, he seems to feel too emasculated to do something about it. Until the troubles that have affected his two brothers force him to stand up and be a man again.

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    Cast
    Rod Rondeaux
    Florence C.M. Klein
    Wilma Pelly
    Screenplay
    Babak Jalali
    Cinematography
    Agnès Godard
    Editing
    Nico Leunen
    Music
    Jozef van Wissem
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    Babak Jalali

    Babak Jalali

    Iran

    I like generally things which happen in a short space of time.

    Born in Iran in 1978, Babak Jalali has lived in London since 1986. He studied Balkan and East European studies as well as politics at University College London and then attended London Film School. His debut feature film FRONTIER BLUES premiered in competition at Locarno and received multiple awards at international festivals. His second feature film RADIO DREAMS won the 2016 Hivos Tiger Awards Competition in Rotterdam. Jalali's most recent film, LAND (2018), had its world premiere in the Berlinale Panorama.

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