Mitten (Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes, 2019)

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A patient look at the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, a performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her dance company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, to Bach’s cello suites.

Mitten (Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes, 2019)

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In contemporary Belgium, the faith of 13-year-old Ahmed swings between the absolute ideals of his imam and the temptations of life.

Eastern Belgium, beset by linguistic confrontations and an agriculture in decline. The film’s emotional context is just as dramatic: the death of a young farmer’s father. Will he decide to take on the farm or build a new life in the city? 

Jeanne Dielman, a lonely young widow, lives with her son Sylvain following an immutable order. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

By giving farmers a voice and showing their struggle for survival, this sensitive portrait of farmers shows a contemporary peasant world, revealing its profound culture and interrogating the present state of the world.

A film adaptation of two choreographies by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to music by Béla Bartók: Mikrokosmos and Quatuor no. 4.

A film adaptation of the eponymous stage performance by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to music by Ligeti and Ysaÿe. The Rosas dancers create a delicate balance between energetic virtuosity and deceleration.

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Avila makes films available online through video on demand and offers both contemporary and classic documentary and fiction films. The platform takes off with a selection of Belgian work.