Farwell Amor

Synopsis.

After being forced to leave his family in Angola, Walter must reconnect with his wife and daughter as they reunite in his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment 17 years later. Struggling to overcome the emotional and physical distance that has grown between them, it’s Walter’s passion for dance that unearths a connection with his teenage daughter, and reminds him of why he fell in love with his wife all those years ago.

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Ekwa MSANGI is a Tanzanian American filmmaker who has written and directed for television and film, including her feature directorial debut, Farewell Amor. Msangi has also written and directed several drama series for mainstream broadcasters in Kenya and South Africa, including The Agency, MNET’s first-ever original hour-long Kenyan drama series. Along her journey Msangi has been awarded the Jerome Foundation Grant, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and Tribeca Institute and Sundance Institute fellowships.

Eyimofe, this is my desire

Synopsis.

 Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time.

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Finding photography in Paris, ARIE honed his craft before returning to England where he worked in the camera departments of a number of projects ranging from Audi to Vivienne Westwood and the BBC.

After graduating law school miserable, CHUKO moved to New York and rattled around internships at The Gersh Agency and Innovative Artists where he learned about the film business and discovered the concept of film school. He went on to make two more short films: Goose, co-directed with twin brother, Arie, that premiered at the 2017 LA Film Festival and Besida, an official selection at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. Eyimofe is their first feature film.

Bendskins

Synopsis. Sani, Marie et Franck sont trois jeunes moto-taximan aux destins et histoires singulières. Sani doit affronter Charles, son employeur et par ailleurs père de Samedi, sa copine, qui attend un enfant de lui. Marie, violée il y a cinq ans, essaie de retrouver Tom, son violeur. Et Franck de son côté, doit tout faire pour se débarrasser du corps sans vie d’un enfant de 8 mois qui n’est autre que le neveu de Alexa, sa copine.

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Narcisse WANDJI prépare une thèse de doctorat en études cinématographiques à l’université de Bayreuth en Allemagne. Il a écrit, produit et réalisé plusieurs courts métrages sélectionnés et primés à plusieurs festivals. Walls, son dernier court métrage a été lauréat de l’écran d’or du meilleur court métrage camerounais lors du Festival Ecrans Noirs 2016 et sélectionné à une vingtaine de festivals internationaux dont les Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Festival Cinema Africano, Asia et America Latina de Milan, Black film festival de Philadelphie.

Baamum Nafi / Le père de Nafi

Synopsis. Deux frères, un imam et un candidat à la mairie, se battent à propos du mariage de leurs enfants. Cependant le vrai enjeu est comment une petite ville glisse vers l’extrémisme religieux.

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Mamadou Dia a obtenu son master en Réalisation/Écriture de la New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Son long métrage Baamum Nafi a fait sa première au Festival International du Film de Locarno en 2019 où il a remporté le prix de la meilleure première œuvre et le Léopard d’Or de la section « cinéastes du présent ». Son précédent film Samedi Cinema a fait sa première aux festivals de Venise et de Toronto en 2016. Mamadou essaie dans ses films d’explorer la fine frontière entre réalité et fiction en puisant dans ses expériences.

Air conditioner

Synopsis.

When the air-conditioners in the city of Luanda mysteriously began to fall, Matacedo (security guard) and Zezinha (maid) embarked on a mission to retrieve the boss’s AC by the end of the day.

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FRADIQUE is one of the most talented and expressive voices in the Angola contemporary cinema. He graduated in Cinema in the U.S and is one of the founders of the production company Geração 80. Among the few films he directed are the short film Alambamento (2010) and the documentary Independence (2015) the film was recognised as a remarkable step towards recovering Angola’s collective memory. Currently, he’s just finished his first fiction film, Air conditioner, that was premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2020, while at the same time he’s developing his next feature film The kingdom of Casuarinas.