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

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.


2018. Teatro de Guerra. Largometraje.



Directed byLola Arias
WithLou Armour, 
David Jackson, Rubén Otero, Sukrim Rai, 
Gabriel Sagastume, Marcelo Vallejo
ProducersGema Juárez Allen, Alejandra Grinschpun
In coproduction withBWP, Sutor Kolonko, Sake Argentina, SWR-ARTE
CoproducersIngmar Trost, Bettina Walter, Pedro Saleh
Production CoordinatorsCarla Rosmino, Francisco Novick
DoP and CameraManuel Abramovich
EditingAnita Remon, Alejo Hoijman
Editing AssistantNoelia Couto
Project doctorAlan Pauls
ResearchLuz Algranti, Sofía Medici
Sound DesignSofía Straface
Sound mixSebastián González (ASA)
Supported byINCAA, I
DFA Bertha Fund, 
World Cinema Fund
, LIFT, 
British Council
, SWR / Arte

  • 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