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Inside the Distance

Directed by Elias Grootaers, 2017

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Documentary, Belgium

Inside the Distance


A poetic portrait of Giorgi Shakhsuvarian, an Armenian boxing coach from Tbilisi. Living and working in Belgium, he prepares a young boxer to become a European champion. Made out of a profound love for the man portrayed, the film weaves together the feeling of distance, a floating experience of time and space, and the choreography of boxing.


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2 APRIL 2017, 20:30 - SPHINX CINEMA: closing film Courtisane

31 JAN - 1 FEB - 3 FEB - 4 FEB 2017 - IFFR


A film by Elias Grootaers

Camera Elias Grootaers

Edited by Dieter Diependaele

Sound design Philippe Ciompi

Produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes

Coproduced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), KASK / School of Arts Ghent and Zéro de conduite


IFFR Bright Future Award competition

Courtisane Belgian premiere + closing film of the festival