BROSENS & WOODWORTH'S FIRST FEATURE 'KHADAK' WON 20 AWARDS AROUND THE GLOBE, INCLUDING THE LION OF THE FUTURE AT THE 2006 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL. THE FILM WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR THE 2007 SUNDANCE GRAND JURY AWARD. 'KHADAK' WAS HAILED FOR BEING "QUINTESSENTIALLY MONGOLIAN" AND "ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL FILM MEDITATIONS EVER". 'ALTIPLANO' PREMIERED IN THE COMPETITION OF THE 2009 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL'S CRITICS' WEEK.
After 13 years of working on a range of projects in Mongolia, Peter Brosens (Belgium, 1962) returns to the Andean highlands to direct his second feature film with Jessica Woodworth, ALTIPLANO. Brosens first visited Peru in 1984 where he did extensive fieldwork on the integration of invasion settlements in the city of Lima. From 1988 until 1990 he lived and worked in Guayaquil (Ecuador) studying migration from the Andes, and in 1992 he investigated epidemic forms of protest suicide in the central Ecuadorean highlands. His award-winning documentary EL CAMINO DEL TIEMPO is one of the results of this in-depth research.
Since 1992 Brosens has been working as an independent director and producer of high-profile films. Between 1993 and 1999 he produced and co-directed his internationally-acclaimed Mongolia Trilogy (CITY OF THE STEPPES, STATE OF DOGS & POETS OF MONGOLIA). Together, these innovative documentaries received 23 awards, were selected for over 100 festivals and were distributed around the globe. In 1998 STATE OF DOGS won the Grand Prix at the prestigious Visions du Réel Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Brosens is a 1995 EAVE-graduate and the Belgian member of d.net, a pan-European network of independent film producers.
2008 ALTIPLANO (feature, 109', co-dir. J.Woodworth)
2006 KHADAK (feature, 104', co-dir. J.Woodworth)
2002 THE VIRGIN DIARIES (doc., 55', producer)
2000 THE ECLIPSE OF SAINT-GILLES (doc., 27', co-dir. P.Krüger)
1999 POETS OF MONGOLIA (doc., 52', co-dir. P.Krüger & S.Byamba)
1997 STATE OF DOGS (doc., 90', co-dir. D.Turmunkh)
1995 THE DEATH OF JAMES LEE BYARS (doc., 25')
1993 CITY OF THE STEPPES (doc., 52', co-dir. O.Halflants)
1992 EL CAMINO DEL TIEMPO (doc., 10')
1991 LE PIÈGE (short, 10', co-dir. P.Krüger)
1991 WHY DID THE ANGELS LOSE THEIR FACES? (short, 10', co-dir. P.Krüger)
After obtaining a degree in literature at Princeton University, Jessica Woodworth (USA, 1971) trained for classical theatre at Oxford University. In 1994 she began working in television in Paris and was then based in Hong Kong for two years. Woodworth obtained a Stanford MA in documentary film. In 2000 she received a Fulbright grant for her Moroccan documentary THE VIRGIN DIARIES, which was nominated for the FIPRESCI Award at the 2002 Amsterdam Int'l Documentary Film Festival (IDFA).
2008 ALTIPLANO (feature, 109', co-dir. P.Brosens)
2006 KHADAK (feature, 104', co-dir. P.Brosens)
2002 THE VIRGIN DIARIES (doc., 55', prod. P.Brosens)
1999 URGA SONG (doc., 18')
Brosens & Woodworth currently run Bo Films, their Belgian-based independent production company for feature films.
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