Director: Loup Bureau
Length: 85 Minutes
Also known as: Tranchées (Original title – France)
Synopsis: In Donbas Ukraine, while precarious truces and ceasefires are negotiated far away by diplomats, Ukrainian soldiers fight against separatists supported by Russia. At an age when some are experiencing the best years of their lives, in the frontline men and women are fighting, condemned to dig and dig up again the trenches, while bombs keep on falling on them. French war journalist and first-time director Loup Bureau takes us on an immersive and stunning cinematic journey revealing the naked truth and roughness of survival, in what is called to be the last conflict on European soil. (Source: Films Boutique – International Sales)
Trenches is currently looking for distributors around the world. The film is playing in the international film festival circuit. It had its world premiere in Venice, followed by IDFA, Watch Docs and Thessaloniki.