Scene from the film The Remembered Film
Scene from the film The Remembered Film
Scene from the film The Remembered Film
Scene from the film The Remembered Film
Scene from the film The Remembered Film
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The Remembered Film

  • Belgium
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In The Remembered Film young soldiers from previous wars are seen roaming the woods aimlessly. They wear the uniforms of the Soviet troops, the Wehrmacht or the American military forces during the Vietnam war. In interviews, they share war memories they can’t possibly have experienced themselves, but which have taken root in their memory. A friction between imagination and reality arises, from the fiction to which the boys testify but haven’t experienced, but which genuinely has imprinted a memory in their minds, in the midst of other real-life memories. Thus unfolds the intrinsic relationship between storytelling, memory and history. How forming memories is subject to fictionalisation. Just as history is a process of creative storytelling, a subjective construction.


  • Original Title
    The Remembered Film
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Isabelle Tollenaere
  • Cinematography
    Isabelle Tollenaere
  • Editing
    Isabelle Tollenaere
  • Sound
    Kwinten Van Laethem
  • Runtime
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL)
    • 2018 Vilnius Film Festival (LT)
    • 2018 Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
    • 2018 Courtisane Festival, Ghent (BE)
    • 2018 FICIC, Cosquin (AR)
    • 2018 Hamburg International Short Film Festival (DE)
    • 2018 Visite Film Festival, Antwerp (BE)
    • 2018 Image Forum Festival, Tokyo - Kyoto – Yokohama – Nagoya (JP)
    • 2018 Dokufest Kosovo
    • 2018 Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival (BR)
    • 2018 25 FPS, Zagreb (HR)
    • 2018 The Slovenian Cinematheque (SI)
    • 2018 Chicago Film Festival (USA)
    • 2018 Festifreak (AR)
    • 2018 Ji.hlava IDFF (CZ)
    • 2018 Kasseler Dokfest (DE)
    • 2018 Microlights, Milwaukee (US)
    • 2018 Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)
    • 2019 International Women's Film Festival Dortmund (DE)
    • 2019 Iowa City Documentary Film Festival (USA)
  • Awards
    • 2018 25 FPS, Zagreb (HR) – Grand Jury Prize is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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