Staande! Debout! (2013) by Anu Pennanen and Stéphane Querrec

Experimental medium length film, 2013

Produced by Palo Productions

Status: completed. World Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival.

Selected screenings: Cinema des Galeries Brussels, Café des Images/IMEC  Caen, Kiasma Teatteri Helsinki, Multiplex O ciné de Maubeuge, ICI Berlin, Lens Politica Film Festival Helsinki

Synopsis: 2012, Vilvoorde, an abandoned industrial area in Flanders, Belgium. Felix is an ex-car factory worker. Fifteen years ago his employer suddenly announced the plant’s closure. In response 3100 workers went on strike, paralyzing Belgium for weeks. But what remains after solidarity and struggle? Based on true events, this fictionalized account follows Felix’s attempts to overcome forgetting and myth-making to make sense of the traumatic events.

Original title / Staande! Debout!

Type / Single channel

Country / Finland, Belgium

Shooting format / Red 7K HD

Duration / 00:38:14

Language / English

Sound format / Dolby Surround 5.1

Year / 2013

Cast / Anu Pennanen & Stéphane Querrec (Author), Irina Lubchansky (Cinematographer), Anu Pennanen & Stéphane Querrec (Director), Anu Pennanen (Editor), Stéphane Querrec (Script), Félix Verhaverbeke (Actor), AVEK – The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Helanderin Säätiö (Funder), Titus Maderlechner (Sound), Jasper Van Gheluwe (Still Photography)