“Elephant’s Dream masterfully creates a dreamlike listlessness, sad and funny, that gently hints at great historical tragedy. A beautiful film.”

(Joshua Oppenheimer)

Elephant’s Dream takes us beyond the usual reports of the Congo, to provide poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition, as seen through the microcosm of three state-owned institutions and its public sector workers in the third largest city in Africa, Kinshasa, a railway station, the central post office and the only existing fire station.

At times surreal, at times hopeful, this film will reveal a truly surprising perspective on lives lived beyond chaos.

Now available on Itunes in the US/UK/Canada as well as US Educational & Home-use DVD + institutional streaming available through DER.

Out on region-free DVD (NL/FR/ENG subtitles & packaging): Buy here
Watch on VOD (regio-locked Belgium/Netherlands) here

In the pantheon of documentaries about the Congo, “Elephant’s Dream” is an incredibly necessary addition.”

Three ordinary stories combined in a extraordinary documentary.”

(Hollywood Reporter)

One of the most tender and intense films I’ve seen in ages – the agony and the scars of colonialism are most artfully captured in a true film d’ auteur.”  (Hubert Sauper)


Directed by Kristof Bilsen

Duration: 72′/52′ - DCP

Supported by CINEREACH(NY) and CBA/Worldview , EU MEDIA,Pascal Decroos Fund (Belgium) and Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

A co-production with  Man’s Films (Marion Hänsel), Roast Beef productions and RTBF (BE) and Associate Directors.

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