Staande! Debout!

Pennanen Anu

2012, Vilvoorde, an abandoned industrial area in Flanders, Belgium. Felix is an ex-car factory worker. Fifteen years ago his employer suddenly announced the plant's closure. In response 3100 workers went on strike, paralyzing Belgium for weeks. But what remains after solidarity and struggle? Based on true events, this fictionalized account follows Felix's attempts to overcome forgetting and myth-making to make sense of the traumatic events.

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Original Title
Staande! Debout!
Finnish Title

Staande! Debout! Seisten!

English Title

Staande! Debout!

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Anu Pennanen (Author), Irina Lubchansky (Cinematographer), Anu Pennanen (Director), Stéphane Querrec (Director), Stéphane Querrec (Editor), Anu Pennanen (Editor), Stéphane Querrec (Script), Anu Pennanen (Script), Félix Verhaverbeke (Actor), AVEK (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Niilo Helanderin säätiö (Funder), Titus Maderlechner (Sound), Jasper Van Gheluwe (Still Photography)
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Anu Pennanen is an artist based in Berlin. She works within urban public space and its relation to cinema and media. She is interested in people situated in alienating architectural structures of power. Pennanen has participated in international exhibitions and film festivals since 2004, including CCA Glasgow (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2012), CAC Vilnius (2011), Centre Pompidou Paris (2010), Ars Baltica Photography Triennale (2008, 2007), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2007), Manifesta 5 (2004) and Momentum Nordic Art Biennial in Moss (2004). In 2011 she received The Golden Cube Award for best media installation award from Dokfest Kassel. Since 2011 Pennanen forms an artist duo with Stéphane Querrec.