(Clément Cogitore, 2015, France/Belgium, 100 mins)
In this dark contemporary ghost story, a group of French NATO mission soldiers are trying to secure the Wakhan valley of Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan. One night, the captain notices that soldiers are beginning to disappear mysteriously from their posts when they fall asleep. The twist comes when the captain realizes the Taliban have also been losing their men. The French Union of Critics voted “Neither Heaven nor Earth” 2015’s Best French Debut Feature. The film has screened at New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Film Festival.
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