THE VENERABLE W

IN THEATERS

January 26th 2018

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SYNOPSIS

« The Venerable W. » by Barbet Schroeder is the last instalment in the director’s « Trilogy of Evil », which began with General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974), and continued with Terror’s Advocate (Certain Regard Cannes 2007 and winner of the César for Best Documentary in 2008). This time the director goes to Burma, into the heart of everyday racism, to explore how Islamophobia and hate speech transforms itself into violence and destruction in a country that is 90 percent Buddhist – the world’s most peaceful of religions, founded on a tolerant, non-violent way of life.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

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Barbet Schroeder (born 26 August 1941) is an Iranian-born Swiss film director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette. Since the late 1980s he has directed many big budget Hollywood films, often mixing melodrama with the thriller genre in films like Single White FemaleKiss of Death, and Murder by Numbers. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, and for the Palme d’Or for his 1987 film Barfly.

Production Déléguée :

Les Films du Losange

Productions Étrangères :

Bande à part FilmsRTS – Radio Télévision Suisse

Distribution France :

Les Films du Losange

Coproduction :

Arte France Cinéma

Exportation / Vente internationale :

Les Films du Losange

Productrice déléguée :

Margaret Menegoz

Producteur étranger :

Lionel Baier

Directrice de la photo :

Victoria Clay

Attaché de presse (film) :

Tony Arnoux

Auteur de la musique :

Jorge Arriagada

Scénariste :

Barbet Schroeder

Voix :

Bulle Ogier

Ingénieur du son :

Florian Eidenbenz

Monteuse :

Nelly Quettier

Mixeur :

Florian Eidenbenz

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Documentary
France, Switzerkland
French with english subtitles
100 minutes  minutes, Color
Format : 1:85
Sound : 5.1
Support: DCP, BluRay, Fichier numérique
Regie:

general

MEDIA RELATIONS:

Francis Ouellette

fouellette@funfilm.ca

GALERIE DE PHOTOS
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Buddhist monks take pictures with their mobile phones during a gathering of nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters to celebrate four controversial bills that recently become laws in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. More than 10,000 people turned out to celebrate the passage of four 'race and religion' laws that critics say discriminate against women and members of Myanmar's Muslim minority. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)/XGA102/667090116986/1510041452

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