Call Sign Valhalla (2023)


The North Film Festival 2024 (Stockholm)

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which began in 2014. The ongoing war is documented on the Telegram network by soldiers of both armies. ‘Call Sign Valhalla’ is a fiction created from thousands of these videos that takes you straight to the front lines alongside soldiers fighting to protect their land, homes and loved-ones. It is an exclusive, raw and unfiltred look at the realities of modern warfare, from which no one returns unscathed.

“In a world of go-pro cameras, weaponized commercial drones, wireless internet and email service like Telegram what was once science fiction has now become reality. Battlefield images are widely available, often accompanied by music added by the soldiers. As citizens, should we confront these images? As artists, what can we make of these testimonies? Through the war film genre, I decided to present a vision of real war, as a way of sharing the terrible experience of the soldiers who take part in it and the populations who suffer from it.” Pierre de Mûelenaere

Festival selection :

  • Film Maudit 2.0 (Los Angeles)
  • Festival Internacional De Cine Y Multimedia 2024 (Buenos Aires)
  • The North Film Festival 2024 (Stockholm)
  • San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival 2023
  • Zoom Festival 2023 (Barcelona)
  • International Experimental Film Festival 2023 (Athens)

A film by Pierre de Muelenaere
Ukraine / Belgium
Running Time : 29 minutes
Produced by Totalism Art Group.
Special thanks to Antoine Veldekens and Valéry Rosier.

All eventual profits are donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.