International Competition : 2016 Feature Films

Brüder der Nacht

Brothers of the Night

Patric Chiha

2016
Austria
1h28
Documentary
Col.
camira award Best Feature Film 2016

From its sublime opening scene—a lyrical take-off into a country at dusk, on a anonymous harbour where men wearing sailors’ striped jerseys exchange intense looks—Brüder der Nacht sets up a small theatrical world in which magic is ever-present. Based on his encounter with young men from Bulgaria prostituting themselves in Austria, Patric Chiha has created a mirror-film. On the one hand, there is the reflection of these men’s real life: full of sadness and abandonments, yet also fraternally joyful. On the other hand, we go through the looking glass with scenes that represent a fantasized and phantasmagorical life and take us by the hand somewhere close to the territories of Fassbinder and Pasolini, somewhere that is most definitely ‘over the rainbow’. (Laurence Reymond)

Patric Chiha studied fashion in Paris, then editing at INSAS in Bruxelles.
Courts métrages
Casa Ugalde (2004), Les Messieurs (Entrevues 2005), Home (Entrevues 2006), Où se trouve le chef de la prison? (Entrevues 2007)
Longs métrages
Domaine (Entrevues 2009), Boys like us (2014)

Screenplay
Patric Chiha
Photography
Klemens Hufnagl
Sound
Atanas Tcholakov
Editing
Patric Chiha
Production
Ebba Sinzinger, Vincent Lucassen (WILDart FILM)

CONTACT :

Adrien Boursot (Epicentre Films)

adrien@epicentrefilms.com

 

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