Filmed by first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue on amazing 16mm footage, “The Land of the Enlightened” was already awarded at the Sundance Film Festival. Now it will be shown at two more internationally renowned festivals. The screenings at the Visions du Réel (Switzerland) take place on April 17th and 18th and at the Hot Docs (Canada) on May 2nd, 4th and 6th.
In this seamless blend of fictional and documentary form, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a whimsical yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation.