Two prestigious invitations for Hubert Saupers disquieting documentary on Sudan: WE COME AS FRIENDS has scheduled its
world premiere at the Sundance main competition and will join the Berlinale 14 as part of the Berlinale Special line-up
WE COME AS FRIENDS (KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production (A), Adelante Films (F))
directed by Hubert Sauper
WE COME AS FRIENDS is a modern odyssey, a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the the heart of Africa. At the
moment when the Sudan, the continent's biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old 'civilizing' pathology re-emerges
that of colonialism, clash of empires, and yet new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources.
If "history does not repeat itself, but rhymes", WE COME AS FRIENDS bares witness to this disquieting reality - it is a complex,
profound and humorous cinematic endeavor - a tale of very old and rather sinister verses.
supported by Austrian Film Institute, ORF, Vienna Film Fund and Eurimages, ARTE France, Canal+
International sales: Le Pacte