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The Lost Empire

  • Liban
  • 2019
  • fr
  • 8'

Fouad Elkoury likes to photograph traces, ruins, and that part of mystery, nostalgia and history that they carry. When in 2009, he discovers the disused Soviet bases, he photographs all of them: in Poland, Hungary, East Germany. Overgrown by nature, they remain haunted by the ghost of the Soviet army...

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Fouad Elkoury likes to photograph traces, ruins, and that part of mystery, nostalgia and history that they carry. When in 2009, he discovers the disused Soviet bases, he photographs all of them: in Poland, Hungary, East Germany. Overgrown by nature, they remain haunted by the ghost of the Soviet army...

What you will find in this film

A journey into former Soviet bases • Photographing disused places • Urbex in military zones • Photographic wandering

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Further exploration

LA SAGESSE DU PHOTOGRAPHE
Fouad Elkoury - Autobiography - Editions l'Oeil neuf, Paris, 2004

BE... LONGING
Fouad Elkoury - Monograph - French / English, Steidl Verlag, 2011

SOMBRES
Fouad Elkoury - Monograph - Editions Marval, Paris, 2002

SUITE ÉGYPTIENNE : SUR LES TRACES DE GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ET DE MAXIME DU CAMP
Fouad Elkoury / Pierre Dumayet - Editions Acte Sud, 1999

LE COEUR DEMEURE : DU NIL A LA SEINE
Fouad Elkoury / Andrée Chedid - Stock, Paris, 1999

LIBAN PROVISOIRE
Fouad Elkoury, Editions Hazan, Paris, 1998

PALESTINE : L’ENVERS DU MIROIR
Fouad Elkoury, Editions Hazan, Paris, 1996

BEYROUTH ALLER-RETOUR
Fouad Elkoury, Editions de l’Etoile, Paris, 1984