Sunday, April 24, 2016

Desert Haze

Desert Haze – English title

A 2014 Dutch, Belgium, U.S.A. co-production [Off World, (Brussels), Zeppers Film & Tv
Producer: Eric Goossens, Frederik Nicolaï, Frank van Den Engel
Director: Sofie Benoot
Story: Sofie Benoot
Screenplay: Sofie Benoot
Cinematography: Fairuz (Fairuz Ghammam) [color]
Music: Kwinten Van Laethem
Running time: 109 minutes

Narrator - Liesbeth De Ceulaer
Skateboarder - Toby Burger

The American West. We have arrived in a world where human life would seem to be impossible: an arid, mythical landscape characterized by absence. Absence of water, trees and life. In the beginning there was nothing. But then traces start appearing.

Desert Haze tells the many-layered story of human presence in the American Desert. The traces of the past are like geological strata in the desert. The film becomes a mosaic of various stories, merging in a peculiar chronicle of America at the crossroads of present and past, myth and reality.

From astronauts preparing for future missions to Mars to Japanese country singers, archeologists hunting for the remnants of military test airplanes, the mysterious death of John Wayne...

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