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  FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM - IDFA 2013

"The Coal Miner's Day"  était en compétition officielle dans la catégorie "First Apppearence"



SYNOPSIS

"That's the fire emergency system. If there's a fire, it bursts and the water falls down," one of the mineworkers explains to the filmmaker. He is talking about a few bags of water, all the size of a fist, somewhat haphazardly hung from the low ceiling of the mineshaft. "Like a huge waterfall." Every day, hundreds of men risk life and limb going down into the Buzhanska mine in Ukraine to mine coal with rusty old tools from the Soviet era. It is heavy, unhealthy, hazardous work, which thanks to the relatively high pay - two to four times what people earn in the city - is nevertheless tempting to many young men. Once a year, they are honored during the Day of the Mineworker - a relic from the Soviet era when the most deserving workers receive a rose from the director of the mine in a kitschy ceremony. For the rest of the year, the workers are ignored, pestered or intimidated by their bosses, and no one is concerned with their safety. Gaël Mocaër documented their work, their comradeship and dissatisfaction in and around the mine over the course of a year. Gradually overcoming the skepticism of the mineworkers, he manages to film a series of oppressive, revealing moments.



BANDE ANNONCE - TRAILER  (en anglais)

KILL YOUR DARLINGS  (deleted scenes)



SCREENING SCHEDULE

Thursday 21 november 2013 / 14:15 Munt 13 Industry Screening
Friday 22 november 2013 / 18:00 Tuschinski 4 Regular
Sunday 24 november 2013 / 11:15 Tuschinski 4 Regular
Monday 25 november 2013 / 20:45 Brakke Grond Expozaal Regular
Thursday 28 november 2013 / 11:45 Tuschinski 3 Regular
Friday 29 november 2013 / 13:15 Tuschinski 4 Regular



PROJECTIONS AU PATHE - TUSCHINSKI

          

          

          




PROJECTION AU BRAKKE GROND EXPOZAAL

          

          

SIGNALITIQUE FESTIVAL et AMSTERDAM