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Theatre of War

Teatro de guerra

Directed by Lola Arias
Argentina, Spain, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

Thirty-five years after the end of the Falklands war, director Lola Arias invites veterans to look back–all together, in pairs or in dialogue with the camera. The British and the Argentinians face each other as former enemies, but also form an ensemble when re-enacting battle scenes.

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Theatre of War Directed by Lola Arias
An illuminating and artful meditation on the meaning of conflict, Theatre of War feels even more urgent in an era when the West’s relationship to war is mediated (or entirely hidden from view) by the government’s controls on media.
April 04, 2018
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It hints at the possibility of reconciliation even if these men were once enemies on the field, but without making the whole thing some mushy exercise in staged truth and reconciliation.
December 05, 2018
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Arias incorporates imperfections and glitches into every scene, in an attempt to shock the system out of those hamster-wheel cycles and memory loops.
March 09, 2018
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