THEATER OF WAR tells of the encounter between former soldiers from the Malvinas/Falklands War and their attempt to make a film. Almost 35 years after the battle, three British and three Argentine veterans spend months together discussing and rehearsing their own war memories. The film playfully oscillates between reality and fiction, spontaneity and acting. The movie brings together former enemies to perform their war and post-war nightmares.
I’m a writer, theater director and visual artist who works on the border between reality and fiction. Since 2013, I’ve been working with war veterans of the Malvinas/Falklands War, on which I did a video installation and a theater play as well. In 2015, I started working on THEATRE OF WAR, a film with real veterans of a war that now only exists in their minds.
Berlin International Film Festival 2018, Forum
Key festivals and awards
Cicae & Oecumenical awards, BFI London FF 2018, IDFA 2018, Sarajevo Film Festival 2018
Director: Lola Arias
Producers: Gema Films (Argentina), BW Productions (Spain), Sutor Kolonko (Germany)
German WCF partner: Sutor Kolonko
World sales: Luz Verde (France)
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2017
Funding amount: 25.000 €