Exploring the dark side of European history and art, Annik Leroy’s haunting and meditative epic poem starts with an upside-down image of a smoking volcano. The title suggests imminent danger; the subtitle (borrowed from Ingeborg Bachman, whose quotes we will hear on the voice-over, as well as Pasolini, Moravia, Freud and others) insists it is already, still, again, a violent time.

Tremor is driven by the voices that run through it – the voices of poets and madmen, of a mother or a child. From reflexive thought to spontaneous account, from witness statement to fiction, in turn they talk about their experience of violence and war. We listen to them while our gaze is taken to places and scarred landscapes that are impossible to place. Noises from elsewhere filter through. The image becomes distorted and porous. Music starts to play. The film hones in on the presence of a pianist, before diffracting again...

Filmmaker
Annik Leroy
Country
Belgium
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
92’
Language
German, Italian, Dutch, Icelandic, French
Producer
Marie Logie
Production Company
Auguste Orts
Sales
Auguste Orts
Cinematography
Annik Leroy, Els van Riel
Editor
Annik Leroy, Julie Morel
Sound Design
Julie Morel, Frédéric Furnelle
Music
Johan Bossers, Jupiter & Okwess International
Website
http://augusteorts.be/projects/118/TREMOR-Es-ist-immer-Krieg