Synopsis

THEATRE OF WAR is a delirious essay on how to represent war, performed by former enemies. British and Argentinian veterans of the Falklands war come together to discuss, rehearse andre-enact their memories 35 years after the conflict.

Lola Arias
Director

Lola Arias (Buenos Aires, 1976) is a writer, theatre director, visual artist, and performer. She collaborates with people from different backgrounds (war veterans, former communists, Bulgarian children, etc) in theatre, literature, music, film and art projects. Her productions play with the overlap zones between reality and fiction. She staged, among others, My life after, Familienbande, The year I was born, Melancholy and demonstration, The art of making money, The art of arriving, Minefield and Atlas of Communism. She does films and art installations. She also created several urban intervention projects with Stefan Kaegi. Together with Ulises Conti, she composes and plays music. She published poetry, fiction, and plays. Lola Arias’ works have been shown at festivals including Lift Festival, Theater Spektakel; Under the radar NY; Wiener Festwochen; Spielart Festival; Sterischer Herbst; and in venues like Theatre de la Ville, Red Cat LA, Walker Art Centre, Parque dela memoria, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Filmography

2018. Teatro de Guerra. (77′, Full-length film)

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Crew

DIRECTED BY Lola Arias
WITH Lou Armour, 
David Jackson, Rubén Otero, Sukrim Rai, 
Gabriel Sagastume, Marcelo Vallejo
PRODUCERS Gema Juárez Allen, Alejandra Grinschpun
IN COPRODUCTION WITH BWP, Sutor Kolonko, Sake Argentina, SWR-ARTE
COPRODUCERS Ingmar Trost, Bettina Walter, Pedro Saleh
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS Carla Rosmino, Francisco Novick
DOP AND CAMERA Manuel Abramovich
EDITING Anita Remon, Alejo Hoijman
EDITING ASISTANT Noelia Couto
PROJECT DOCTOR Alan Pauls
RESEARCH Luz Algranti, Sofía Medici
SOUND DESIGN Sofía Straface
SOUND MIX Sebastián González (ASA)
SUPPORTED BY INCAA, I
DFA Bertha Fund, 
World Cinema Fund
, LIFT, 
British Council
, SWR / Arte

Festivals
  • Berlinale Forum (Cicae Award, Ecumenical Jury Award)
  • BAFICI (Best Director Award)
  • SXSW
  • Hong Kong IFF
  • Istanbul IFF
  • CPH: Dox
  • Jeonju IFF
  • Jerusalem IFF
  • Lodz Transatlantik IFF
  • Guanajuato IFF

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