date festival


European feature films

Sans frapper

Alexe Poukine
2019 - Belgium / France - 1h25
int. -12 ans avec avertissement

Screenings : thursday 23 - 9:45 pm - Centre de congrèsrium friday 24 - 2:15 pm - Grand Théâtre
Ada is 19. A man she knows invites her to dinner and she accepts. Everything goes so quickly. She doesn't defend herself. Body and mind in tatters. In spite or because of that, she returns twice to confront him. Her story is intertwined with others, each one different yet all the same – a nasty, insane, commonplace story.
Alexe Poukine
Born in 1982, Alexe Poukine is a director and scriptwriter. After taking drama classes, she studied ethnology, documentary filmmaking and scriptwriting. Petites morts, her graduation film, was selected for several international festivals. Her first feature-length documentary, Dormir, dormir dans les pierres (2013), was screened in several festivals. Alongside shooting her second documentary film, Sans frapper, she also works on writing a feature-length fiction film.

“I was not raped. But like all girls, I grew up with the threat hanging over me and the certainty that on several occasions I had come very close. At 19, my representations of love were so naive, my limits so vague, that if, like Ada, I had come across the wrong person, I don't know if I would have managed to do any better than her. One of the reasons I made this film is the certainty that Ada's story was not just a personal disaster, but part of a broader social phenomenon.” (Alexe Poukine)

Text : Ada Leiris
Screenplay : Alexe Poukine
Cinematography : Elin Kirschfink
Sound : Bruno Schweisguth, Rémi Gérard
Editing : Agnès Bruckert
Étalonnage : Miléna Trivier

Production : Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles, Alter Ego Production