THE VENERABLE W.
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THE VENERABLE W.

THE VENERABLE W.

A film by Barbet Schroeder
World premiere date: Sélection Officielle Festival de Cannes 2017
French release date: June 7, 2017

In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.

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Magistral.”

— Télérama

Fascinant.”

— Première

Un très grand film.”

— L'OBS

Audacieux. Un film qui déboulonne les clichés.”

— Les Echos

Un film qui démonte la mécanique de la haine.”

— Philosophie Magazine

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INFORMATIONS »

— director
Barbet Schroeder
— producers
Margaret Menegoz (Les Films du Losange), Lionel Baier (Bande à Part)
— duration
1h40
— production year
2016
— release date france
June 7, 2017
— screenplay
Barbet Schroeder
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— coproducers
Arte France Cinéma, RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR
— with the participation of
Arte France, Ciné +
— supported by
Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, Office fédéral de la culture (DFI - Suisse), Cinéforom, Loterie Romande
— format
1.85
— sound format
5.1
— cinematographer
Victoria Clay Mendoza
— sound
Florian Eidenbenz, Georges Prat
— editing
Nelly Quettier
— music
Jorge Arriagada
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