A Fool God

Without a second’s hesitation, Mesi relieves her younger brother of the task of killing a cockerel, a ritual sacrifice that only men can make. When their mother dies, their grandmother blames her

21 Mar 2021
14:00

The 30th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival – FESCAAAL will be held entirely online. 9 days of screenings on MYmovies.it and meetings with authors, special events and in-depth coverage on our Facebook and YouTube channels and on Zoom platform, for an entirely digital programme.

During the festival, the film will be available on demand from 21 to 28 March.

A Fool God

Without a second’s hesitation, Mesi relieves her younger brother of the task of killing a cockerel, a ritual sacrifice that only men can make. When their mother dies, their grandmother blames her: by disobeying tradition, she has attracted the wrath of God on to the family. Unable to give meaning to her grandmother’s beliefs, the irreverent Mesi begins to interpret the ancient legends in her own way.

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