NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH

Directed by Clément Cogitore
US release date: August 8, 2016

NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH
Ni le ciel, ni la terre

Directed by Clément Cogitore

Starring Jérémie Rénier

The ingenious conceit of Neither Heaven Nor Earth, a critical success at Cannes, is to transform the Afghan battlefield—dust and boredom and jolts of explosive violence—into the backdrop for a metaphysical thriller. Jérémie Renier stars as a French army commander who begins to lose the loyalty of his company, as well as his sanity, when soldiers start mysteriously disappearing one by one. Rarely is the madness of war conveyed on screen with such simmering tension and existential fear. Rarely, too, is the ignorance and mistrust between cultures—are the shepherd villagers innocent civilians or Taliban spies?—limned with such poetic insight. A 2016 New Directors/New Films selection.

Distributor : Film Movement


> Opens in New York on August 8 at the Film Society Lincoln Center

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