That Which Does Not Kill

Sans frapper

Belgium, 2019, 85 min, Colour

Ada is 19. A man she knows invites her to dinner and she accepts. Everything goes so quickly. She doesn’t defend herself. Her genitals get torn, her mind is scattered. In spite or because of that, she goes back twice to confront this man. Her story intertwines with others, each one different, yet all the same – a nasty, insane and commonplace story.

CREDITS

Director:

Alexe Poukine

Producer:

Cyril Bibas

Cinematography:

Elin Kirschfink

Editing:

Agnès Brukert

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Alexe Poukine was born in 1982 in Rambouillet, France. Among other titles, she holds a Master's degree in Ethnology and Comparative Sociology as well as in Creative Documentary filmmaking. Her films include PETITES MORTS (2008) and DORMIR, DORMIR DANS LES PIERRES (2013), both presented at several international film festivals. Her film THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL (2019) had its world premiere at Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Switzerland, 2019, Visions du Réel,

Visions du Réel, Switzerland 2019 -

United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest,

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom 2019 -

CONTACT

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles - CVB
Cyril Bibas
https://cvb.be/en