Rencontres, Film Festival, 24.06.18 - 17 Uhr


(29 min., 2017)

mein Film wird 
am Sonntag, 24. Juni um 17 Uhr in HKW 
(Haus der Kulturen der Welt) gezeigt.

Opening Party am Dienstag, ab 19 Uhr

Poppositions, Brüssel / EKKMi E-residentuur

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19 aprill 2018 — 22 aprill 2018

@Poppositions, Brüssel / EKKMi E-residentuur 


“EKKMi E-residentuur #1: Residentsus ja mitteresidentsus” on Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Muuseumi (EKKM) infrastruktuurne projekt koostöös prantsuse-eesti kunstniku Eléonore de Montesquiou’ga Brüsselis toimuva alternatiivse kunstimessi Poppositions raames, mis 2018. aastal kannab pealkirja “In Watermelon Sugar”.

Toetajad: Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium, Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Arenduskeskus, Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus, Euroopa Regionaalarengu Fond

Täname: Airi Triisberg, Elliot Sindall, Ethan Burkhard, Giulia Landonio, Hanns-Peter Giering, Herve Ngounou, Jenny Fleischer, Jenny Zinovieff, Jessy Asukwa, Kaourou Sacko, Katrin Adolph, Liina Laanpere, Lina Herrman, Marina Naprushkina, Merja Suhonen, Minna Hint, Solo Kone, The evangelic community of Eberswalde, Yao Silvio Kuassi

Poppositions, Bruxelles with EKKM, Tallinn


at Poppositions, Bruxelles

with EKKM, Tallinn

Invited as e-resident by EKKM, curators Laura Toots, Marten Esko, Kirill Tulin and Johannes Säre, at Poppositions, Bruxelles,  we will question the notion of residency, the right of being a resident, the right of being a subject of rights .

The films FEU, LE GENERAL, SANS RETOUR,  BABYLONE and COMMANDO SACKO will be shown in the booth as well as an illustration by Giulia Landonio, a text by Kirill Tulin and film posters made together with graphic designer Aadam Kaarma


POPPOSITIONS will open its doors on Thursday 19 April for its 7th edition entitled In Watermelon Sugar, taking place at the former Ateliers Coppens, in the Dansaert District (Brussels downtown). For the second year in a row, the artistic direction was entrusted to Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator and writer at The Office for Curating (NL).

Initiated in 2012 by Liv Vaisberg and Pieter Vermeulen, POPPOSITIONS presents emerging talents in a site-specific context. POPPOSITIONS encourages new experiemental and innovative approaches to the art market. It is both a curated exhibition  and an ongoing critical dialogue which has grown over the years into becoming the leading fair for emerging galleries and not-for-profit organisations.

The title of this year’s edition, In Watermelon Sugar, has been borrowed from the eponymous post-apocalyptic novel by Richard Brautigan, published in 1968. The book is set in the aftermath of a fallen civilisation and focuses on a centrally organised commune that makes use of tools and objects made from watermelon sugar. POPPOSITIONS will present artistic proposals that address matters of care in a world that is facing the unprecedented and rapid depletion of life forms and the increased instability of environments and ecologies due to the negative impact of fossil-fuelled 

Film festival - Rencontres Internationales

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin will be held on April 10-15, 2018.

Olga & Olga
will be screened at Cité internationale des arts - Sunday April 15 - 7PM

You are warmly welcome to the Opening night at Forum des images on Tuesday April 10, from 7.30PM, in free entry.

at Forum des images, Centre Pompidou, Le Carreau du Temple, Luminor Hôtel de Ville, and Cité internationale des arts.
The detailed program: www.

Arsenal Berlin / Filmmakers' choice / 28.02 um 19h

Filmmakers' Choice 
präsentiert von Eléonore de Montesquiou
28. Februar 2018 im Kino Arsenal

In unserer Februar-Ausgabe von Filmmakers' Choice präsentiert die französisch-estnische Künstlerin Eléonore de Montesquiou drei Filme, die versuchen sich aus unterschiedlichen kulturellen Perspektiven den Lebensverhältnissen von Frauen in ihrem gesellschaftlichen Umfeld zu nähern. Aus dem Arsenal Archiv hat Eléonore de Montesquiou die Filme HISTOIRE D’UNE FEMME (Karim Souaki, Tunesien 2005) und ÖRÖKBEFOGADÁS (Adoption, Márta Mészáros, Ungarn 1974) ausgesucht. Dazu zeigt sie ihren eigenen Film OLGA & OLGA ( Russland/Estland/D 2017).


Mi, 28.2., 19h, präsentiert von Eléonore de Montesquiou
OLGA & OLGA   Eléonore de Montesquiou   Russland/Estland/D 2017   OmE 30‘
HISTOIRE D’UNE FEMME   Karim Souaki   Tunesien 2005   arab. OF 6‘
ÖRÖKBEFOGADÁS   Adoption   Márta Mészáros   Ungarn 1974   OmU 89‘
„'Die Kunst des Kinos besteht darin, sich der Wahrheit der Menschen zu nähern', sagte Jean Renoir. Bei meinem Film OLGA & OLGA wollte ich gerne wissen, was für zwei Freundinnen in der Sowjetunion Feminismus, Liebe und Freiheit bedeutet hatten. In Márta Mészáros’ Spielfilm ÖRÖKBEFOGADÁS (Adoption,1974) setzen sich Frauen gegenüber ihren Eltern, Lehrern und Liebhabern durch. Der Kurzfilm HISTOIRE D’UNE FEMME von Karim Souaki dokumentiert das Leben einer alten Frau am Rande der Gesellschaft in Tunis.“ Eléonore de Montesquiou

Eléonore de Montesquiou (*1970 in Paris) behandelt in ihrer Arbeit vor allem den Raum zwischen privater und offizieller Geschichtsschreibung, persönlicher und nationaler Identität. Eléonore de Montesquiou lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Tallinn.

Sans-papiers in Estonia

Sans-papiers in Estonia

Video screening and discussion
With inputs by Eléonore de Montesquiou and Harku Solidarity Group 

The event is in English.

Why are people held in Harku detention center? What are their migration stories and on which legal grounds are they being detained? Why are human rights organisations concerned about living conditions in Harku? What are former detainees reporting about their experiences in Harku? What happens to people who cannot be deported, but also cannot be detained endlessly? What are the grey areas in Estonian migration law that produce undocumented persons without any legal rights and no perspective for legalising their residence? How can ordinary people support undocumented persons?

We will discuss these questions on the example of a video by Eléonore de Montesquiou. The video presents an interview with a refugee who was detained in Harku for 3 years. He speaks about his experiences with police. After the video screening, there will be a discussion with inputs by Eléonore de Montesquiou and Harku Solidarity Group. We will contextualise and discuss the video, also addressing broader issues about Harku detention center and undocumented migrants.

Eléonore de Montesquiou is an artist based in Berlin. For many years she has been making documentary videos about the Russian-speaking community in Estonia, creating visibility for voices that are otherwise rarely heard in the public space of Estonia. In the recent years, Eléonore has made a number of videos with refugees who speak about their experiences of being detained in Harku.

Harku Solidarity Group is an anti-racist network that makes weekly visits to Harku detention center. They will share observations about the human rights situation and problematic issues in Harku detention center.

***The discussion will take place in English language. We can provide whisper translation into Estonian and Russian. If you need translation into other languages, please get in touch with us in advance.
*** Image by Elena Mistrello


The films LE GENERAL, SANS RETOUR and BABYLONE were posted on the Estonia media portal DELFI, and I thank them for their initiative. an hour after BABYLONE was released the police and border patrol censored the film.

Here below are the links to the films
please ask me for password:

French with English subtitles

French language, English subtitles 

French language, English subtitles

I have also just finished subtitling my last film with Kaourou

French with English subtitles

where Kaourou tells about the solitary confinement methods in Harku, the prison for asylum seekers in Estonia

Looking forwards to feedback