Kindertotenlieder

by Virgil Vernier

France
2021
27 min
French OV
Short film
Documentary
Color
DCP

Virgil Vernier will be attending

Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Using the archives of the television news, the film looks back at the 2005 riots in France, which were triggered by the death of two young people pursued by the police.

The programmer’s eye

A traumatic event at the origin of the "2005 Riots", the death of Zyed and Bouna continues to question contemporary documentary production. Virgil Vernier offers his own reading through the archives of television news broadcast on TF1 back then. Freed from their sensationalist paratext, the images seem to breathe, open up to other stories and words in a new relationship to time. The finesse of the editing and mixing thus skilfully questions the production of media content and political staging, finding a powerful resonance in our present situation.

— Mathilde Guitton-Marcon

Biography and Filmography

Since 2001, Virgil Vernier's films have mixed fiction, documentary and mythology. Among them are “Thermidor” (2009), “Pandore” (2010), “Orléans” (2012), “Mercuriales” (2014) and “Sophia Antipolis” (2018). His films have been selected at numerous international festivals including Cannes, Locarno and Berlin.

2021 - KINDERTOTENLIEDER (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2019 - SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2018 - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2015 - IRON MAIDEN (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - VEGA (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - MERCURIALES - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - ANDORRE (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2013 - ORLÉANS (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - PANDORE (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - COMMISSARIAT - Virgil Vernier and Ilan Klipper - Director, Screenwriter
2009 - THERMIDOR (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2009 - AUTOPRODUCTION - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2007 - CHRONIQUES DE 2005 - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2007 - FLICS (SIMULATION) - Virgil Vernier and Ilan Klipper - Director, Screenwriter
2004 - L’OISEAU D’OR (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2001 - KARINE (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter

Virgil Vernier

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Since 2001, Virgil Vernier's films have mixed fiction, documentary and mythology. Among them are “Thermidor” (2009), “Pandore” (2010), “Orléans” (2012), “Mercuriales” (2014) and “Sophia Antipolis” (2018). His films have been selected at numerous international festivals including Cannes, Locarno and Berlin.

2021 - KINDERTOTENLIEDER (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2019 - SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2018 - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2015 - IRON MAIDEN (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - VEGA (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - MERCURIALES - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - ANDORRE (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2013 - ORLÉANS (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - PANDORE (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - COMMISSARIAT - Virgil Vernier and Ilan Klipper - Director, Screenwriter
2009 - THERMIDOR (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2009 - AUTOPRODUCTION - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2007 - CHRONIQUES DE 2005 - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2007 - FLICS (SIMULATION) - Virgil Vernier and Ilan Klipper - Director, Screenwriter
2004 - L’OISEAU D’OR (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter
2001 - KARINE (Short) - Virgil Vernier - Director, Screenwriter