44rd edition 21 January - 1 February 2015

Films from Africa

Adamt

Adamt

In Ethiopia music is of a different calibre and overcomes the deepest traumas, even deafness. Rhythmic drama. Zelalem Woldemariam, 2013, Ethiopia, 18 min. Tickets »
armée du salut, L'

armée du salut, L'

A young Moroccan writer filmed his own book, telling his life’s story. About a boy in Casablanca who finds out you can earn money through homosexuality and... Abdellah Taïa, 2013, France, Morocco, 84 min. Tickets »
autre femme, L'

autre femme, L'

Unexpected twist in daring love story about polygamy in colourful, musical Senegal, as the ageing Madeleine meets her husband's second wife. Marie KA, 2013, Senegal, 12 min. Tickets »
B for Boy

B for Boy

A Nigerian drama that bucks the familiar Nollywood trend. A contemporary, detailed narrative about a woman who takes extreme measures to give her husband a... Chika Anadu, 2013, Nigeria, 118 min. Tickets »
Berea

Berea

Unexpected visitor breaks the safe routine of the Jewish retiree Aaron in a notorious suburb of Johannesburg. Vincent Moloi, 2013, South Africa, 13 min. Tickets »
Blue Eyes of Yonta, The

Blue Eyes of Yonta, The

In Guinea-Bissau, where the euphoria surrounding independence is gradually ebbing away, to be replaced by disappointment, a tragicomic love story unfolds.... Flora Gomes, 1992, Guinea-Bissau, 95 min. Tickets »
Cave, The

Cave, The

A career in Cairo calls for bassist Adham while he tries to breathe new life into old friendships. Ahmed Ghoneimy, 2013, Egypt, 23 min. Tickets »
Chigger Ale

Chigger Ale

A small Hitler clone. A goat with a swastika. A neighbourhood bar somewhere in Addis Ababa. Fanta Ananas, 2013, Ethiopia, Spain, 11 min. Tickets »
éclat furtif de l'ombre, L'

éclat furtif de l'ombre, L'

The horrors of war cast young fisherman Adisu adrift in vast Ethiopia. Forty years later, he is a taxi driver in a Northern European city, dreaming every night... Alain-Pascal Housiaux, Patrick Dechesne, 2014, Belgium, Germany, Ethiopia, 90 min. Tickets »
Electro Chaabi

Electro Chaabi

In the margins of the cultural revolution that swept over Egypt, young men from the slums invented an electrifying version of Arab hip-hop. Depicting youth... Hind Meddeb, 2013, Egypt, France, 77 min.
Grigris

Grigris

The star of the film is Souleymane Démé, handicapped by polio yet a spectacular dancer. He plays Grigris, who for lack of money approaches the Mafia but turns... Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2013, France, Chad, 101 min. Tickets »
Hole in the Sky, A

Hole in the Sky, A

Fabulous document from the perspective of a Somali goat herd passing from girlhood to womanhood, and who has to make a great sacrifice. Antonio Tibaldi, Alex Lora, 2013, Somalia, France, 10 min. Tickets »
Homecoming

Homecoming

Stalker Max observes Alina, who lives opposite, with his camera. An alien invasion in Nairobi finally allows him to express his feelings. Jim Chuchu, 2013, Kenya, 11 min. Tickets »
Iranian Film, The

Iranian Film, The

Creative documentary about filmmaking in Morocco, by a filmmaker inspired by Iranian masters. He sets out to get his own film off the ground. On the way, he... Yassine el Idrissi, 2014, Morocco, Netherlands, Egypt, 67 min. Tickets »
It's Us

It's Us

Convincing proof that an educational, political film made in Africa (Kenya) can also be good fun. Even comical. A nonchalant mix of film and theatre, inspired... Nick Reding, 2013, Kenya, 92 min. Tickets »
Last Song Before the War, The

Last Song Before the War, The

This documentary takes us back to the cradle of popular music. In the midst of the Malian desert, under the most unlikely circumstances, an annual festival was... Kiley Kraskouskas, 2012, USA, Mali, 79 min.
Lettre à Mohamed

Lettre à Mohamed

Tunisia, two years after the revolution. Besides disappointment, we see traces of revolutionary zeal about to ignite. Christine Moderbacher, 2013, Austria, Belgium, Tunisia, 35 min. Tickets »
Line-Up, The

Line-Up, The

A row of blindfolded men can earn a lot of money during a mysterious ritual. Will this solve Bala’s poverty or are the risks too high? Folasakin Iwajomo, 2013, Nigeria, 13 min. Tickets »
Mariage blanc

Mariage blanc

In Morocco, the title means an arranged marriage between a Moroccan man and a European woman to obtain a residence permit and European citizenship. Gustav Deutsch, 1996, Austria, Morocco, 5 min. Tickets »
Of Good Report

Of Good Report

Black-and-white crime film, vaguely reminiscent of a Western. In a far corner of South Africa where time has all but stood still, a teacher falls in love with... Jahmil XT Qubeka, 2013, South Africa, 109 min. Tickets »
petite histoire des plateaux abandonnés, Une

petite histoire des plateaux abandonnés, Une

From ancient Rome to unknown planets, the ruins and cultural remains of Hollywood film locations left behind in the Moroccan desert. Rä di Martino, 2012, Morocco, Italy, 8 min. Tickets »
Profezia. L'Africa di Pasolini

Profezia. L'Africa di Pasolini

Essayistic documentary that takes the political ideas and predictions of controversial filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) very seriously. His ideals... Gianni Borgna, Enrico Menduni, 2013, Italy, Morocco, 77 min. Tickets »
Rags and Tatters

Rags and Tatters

January 2011: Egypt is in the grip of revolution. Asser Yassin escapes from jail only to end up in a country he no longer recognises. Rags and Tatters... Ahmad Abdalla, 2013, Egypt, 87 min. Tickets »
Shoeshine

Shoeshine

Colourful and light like a comedy yet provides social commentary on Tanzanian society. A shoeshine man against the world. Amil Shivji, 2013, Tanzania, 24 min. Tickets »
silences du palais, Les

silences du palais, Les

The news of the death of Tunisian prince Sid'Ali takes Alia back to her childhood: she is the daughter of the prince's favourite servant. While outside the... Moufida Tlatli, 1994, Tunisia, 127 min. Tickets »
Third Version of the Imaginary, A

Third Version of the Imaginary, A

A peek behinds the scenes at the film library of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation in Nairobi leads to a meditation on the Swahili word for image. Benjamin Tiven, 2012, Kenya, USA, 12 min. Tickets »
To Repel Ghosts

To Repel Ghosts

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is shown around by an Ivorian painter. Exhausted by depression Basquiat seeks salvation in local rituals. Philippe Lacôte, 2013, Côte d'Ivoire, 20 min. Tickets »
Tropical Sunday, A

Tropical Sunday, A

Street children try their luck at the Sunday fair in Maputo. As if Chaplin were still alive and in Mozambique. Fabian Ribezzo, 2013, Mozambique, 15 min. Tickets »
Walk with Me

Walk with Me

The dream, but also the nightmare of a young African dancer. Unchildish puppetry film. Fantasy and reality clash. Johan Oettinger, Peter Muhumuza Tukei, 2014, Uganda, Denmark, 12 min. Tickets »
Zanj Revolution

Zanj Revolution

Journalist Battuta uncovers the traces of forgotten uprisings in 9th-century Iraq: the Zanj Revolution. He tries to map out this hidden history in Beirut,... Tariq Teguia, 2013, Algeria, 136 min. Tickets »

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