Heart of/for freedom

Heart of/for freedom A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’40s, 2019). Beyond the barriers, barbed wire, prisons, the living heart is still beating. thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’40s, 2019).
2 August 2019. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Beyond the barriers, barbed wire, prisons, the living heart is still beating.

This view is that of the prisoners in Patarei prison in Tallinn (Estonia). Closed in 2004, it will be the site of the future museum “International Museum for The Victims of Communism”, dedicated to the memory of the 100 million deaths of the Soviet communist regime in the twentieth century.

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I make short films as a painter makes paintings, usually in a lonely way, away from academic practices of making cinema. Some films are made in a very spontaneous way, others can take years to mature. I explore the meeting between the image and the world. These are experimental works, which often also tell stories...