The Difference

The Difference

Vlak s vodou

  • Tommaso Cotronei
  • Italy
  • 2012, 65 min
Photography: Tommaso Cotronei
Editing: Tommaso Cotronei
Sound: Tommaso Cotronei
Color: Colour
Language: Arabic

The perpetual rumbling of wagons on rusty tracks disappearing on desert horizon. The bleating of goats suffering from heat and thirst. Freight cars with Bedouins and cezve of strong mint tea. The train, carrying tankers filled with water and fuel, cuts through the desert landscape of the never-ending horizon of sand. In the mud huts along the tracks, people live humble lives on the edge of poverty. The tank of water and fuel is the basic unit of measure for survival. The train is the main axis of life for the Bedouins catching their breath in the shadows of the heat and the contours of tranquillity. A desert fugue.  

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Festival edition: 2012
Sections: Opus bonum
  • Tomasso Cotronei
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: cz


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard