Towards the Battle (Vers la Bataille) by Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux (France, Colombia, 2020)

Director Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux

Screenplay Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux, Olivier Demangel

Cinematography David Chambille

Film editing Thomas Glaser

Music Stuart A. Staples

Cast Malik Zidi, Leynar Gomez, Thomas Chabrol, Maxence Tual, Andrew Leland Rogers, Cosme Castro, Nelson Camayo, Olivier Chantreau, Sébastien Chassagne

Production Noodles Production, Imaginaria Cine, Studio Orlando, Rezo Production


Around 1860, Louis, a photographer, convinces the general of the

French army to send him to Mexico to photograph the colonial war

which is ravaging the country. Once he is there, nothing goes as planned. Never at the right place at the right time to see the battles, Louis can’t get a single picture of the war. But his encounter with Pinto, a Mexican peasant, changes his destiny. It leads him to discover neither glory nor wealth, but a way to confront the ghosts of his past.