Screening of Film "That Which Does Not Kill"


Event details

Date 09.12.2021 17:00  
Category Conferences - Seminars
That Which Does Not Kill
Sans frapper
Alexe Poukine
Belgium, France, 83 min
Visions du Réel 2019 | Compétition Internationale longs métrages

Screening on Thursday, December 9 at 5pm at the Rolex Forum
In the presence of the director Alexe Poukine

Evening program

- 5:00pm : Introduction by Gisou Van der Goot, Vice President for Responsible Transformation, EPFL
- 5:10pm : Screening of the film - duration 80 minutes
- 6:30pm : Panel discussion moderated by Hélène Fueger and Emmanuelle Marendaz, with :
  • Alexe Poukine, director of the film "That Which Does Not Kill"
  • David Raedler, Lawyer and green MP, specialist in internal investigations
  • Izabela Redmer, Sexologist and head of the couple consultation at Profa
  •  Thilbault Touzain, Student, in charge of prevention at AGEPoly, the general student association of EPFL.
  • Eva Ventura, Coordinator of the campaign "Pas sans mon consentement" in connection with the French-speaking coordination of the Women's Strike (Grève des Femmes)
- 7:30pm: Cocktail

Free admission with online registration


Ada is 19. She agrees to have dinner at the home of a boy she knows. It all happens very quickly, she does not defend herself. It is in 2013, after a screening of her first film, that Alexe Poukine meets her: a woman of her age who shares with her something that happened nine years before and that she does not know what to do with. Now inhabited by this account and its implications, the filmmaker confronts the discrepancy between her preconceptions about rape and the acknowledged fact that many of her close friends have endured a similar experience. It is then a matter of finding a form able to embody and draw out words, as well as to question and investigate human nature in its dark corners, on all sides. Ada’s account is mixed with those of others, all different yet similar. The same nasty story, senseless and commonplace, seen from different angles. Intertwining people and words, experiences and pain, That Which Does Not Kill is overwhelming due to the sincerity it successfully expresses, with great power and sensitivity.
Watch the trailer


Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Vice-présidence pour la transformation responsable