“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

You can now watch it on Vimeo On Demand (english subtitles)

Vous pouvez le voir sur Vimeo On Demand (soutitres en français)

Te  bekijken via Vimeo on Demand  (Nederlandse ondertitels)

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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