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Inside the Distance

Directed by Elias Grootaers, 2017

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Documentary, Belgium


A poetic portrait of Giorgi Shakhsuvarian, an Armenian boxing coach from Tbilisi. Living and working in Belgium, he prepares a young boxer to become a European champion. Made out of a profound love for the man portrayed, the film weaves together the feeling of distance, a floating experience of time and space, and the choreography of boxing.

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Inside the Distance is now available on VOD:
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Universciné - Belgium & The Netherlands - go to platform


'Elke mens is een collage'

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A film by Elias Grootaers

Camera Elias Grootaers

Edited by Dieter Diependaele

Sound design Philippe Ciompi

Produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes

Coproduced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), KASK / School of Arts Ghent and Zéro de conduite


IFFR Bright Future Award competition

Courtisane Belgian premiere + closing film of the festival

Film Festival Oostende 2017 (BE)

Millenium Film Festival 2018 (BE) Belgian Cinema Competition

CinéDOC Tbilisi 2018 (GE)