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IsReal Filmpreis in Sardinien

Filmstill Stier Schaum Plastikbälle

Filmstill Tourneur, 2018

 source: Yalda Afsah

Our fellow Yalda Afsah Fellow Yalda won the film award of this year’s edition of the film festival IsReal with her short film “Tourneur”. Yalda Afsah’s Tourneur is an abstract study of the archaic tradition of French bullfighting. Through elliptical footage in which we only glimpse brief snatches of action – the bodies of young men taunting and running from a bull that periodically tramples into the frame – Tourneur removes the practice from its cultural and geographic specificity, transporting it to an abstract cinematic space. 

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