Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth

Ni le ciel ni la terre

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 4 at 2:00pm
Monday, Nov. 7 at 8:45pm

While on a mission in Afghanistan, French Army Capt. Antarès Bonassieu's men start vanishing one by one without explanation. Bonassieu (Jérémie Renier) and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan. Negotiating control of the region between local shepherds and possible Taliban sympathizers grows more and more tenuous for them as men from all sides start mysteriously disappearing. Unable to explain this eerie phenomenon, the soldiers find themselves embroiled in an existential nightmare, desperate for their own safety. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott writes: “On the most fundamental level, ‘Neither Heaven Nor Earth’ is an impressive stunt, a horror movie masquerading as a film about the horrors of war. But its gravity and intelligence — the unassuming authority of Mr. Renier’s performance and the sly self-confidence of Mr. Cogitore’s direction — make it something more. It’s not just spooky; it’s genuinely haunting.”

2015
100 min.
French & Persian

Directed by

Clément Cogitore

Country

Afghanistan Belgium France

Film Category

International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus

Subject

Supernatural War

Genre

Drama Thriller

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