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In Flow of Words

In Flow of Words

22' 2021
dir.: Eliane Esther Bots

The translators of the International Criminal Court in The Hague - they must convey the feelings of others as accurately as possible, although they cannot afford to reveal their own. 

How does the person interpreting the accused's testimony feel when they realize that they may have been the victim? How to remain impartial in the face of cynicism and shocking accounts of the perpetrators? In her experimental documentary, Eliane Esther Bots looks at the work of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the relationship between professionalism and emotional responses to testimonies of cruelty.

Tadeusz Strączek


2021 Locarno FF (Pianifica Prize)

2021 IDFA

2021 AFI Fest

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10 dec, 09:00 – 19 dec