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That Which Does Not Kill

Alexe Poukine
Screening time  
16.03. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 5 Ticket
19.03. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1 Ticket

Ada is nineteen. A man she knew asked her out and she said yes. And then it happened, twice that week. Ada's testimony is the starting point of the film, but rape can happen to anyone – no matter the sex, age or race. Director Alexe Poukine compiles testimonies from numerous victims trying to find a way empathetic and gentle enough to speak about trauma.


Alexe Poukine

Alexe Poukine is a Paris-born, Brussels-based director and scriptwriter. She studied anthropology, documentary and fiction screenwriting. Petites Morts (2008), her graduation film, was selected for several international festivals. Her first feature-length documentary Dormir, dormir dans les pierres (2013) was screened at numerous festivals. That Which Does Not Kill (2019) is her latest documentary.

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France, Belgium
2019, 84'

Directed by:
Alexe Poukine

Screenplay by:
Alexe Poukine

Elin Kirschfink

Edited by:
Agnès Bruckert

Cyril Bibas

Produced by:
Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel 2019 – Jury Award; FIDBA 2019 – Best Film; Festival dei Popoli 2019 – Best Feature Film; IDFA 2019; RIDM 2019; Sheffield DocFest 2019; DOK Leipzig 2019; DocLisboa 2019; FiD Marseille 2019; Inconvenient Films 2019; São Paulo International Film Festival 2019; ZINEBI 2019; Seville European Film Festival 2019; Panorama of the European Film 2019


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