Disco Afrika: A Malagasy Story

Luck Razanajaona | France, Madagascar, Germany, Qatar, Mauritius, South Africa | 2024 | 80'
Screenings
from Mon 6 May - 22:00
to Sun 12 May - 23:59
Section
Original title
Disco Afrika: une histoire malgache
Synopsis
Kwame, a young man in today’s Madagascar, to earn a living accepts heavy laboring jobs, for example in a sapphire mine. A traumatic event in the mine leads him to think about his condition and the injustices of his country and to salvage the memory of his father, a musician and political activist, who disappeared during a demonstration in the turbulent 1970s. Gradually he also feels the instinct for rebellion and the desire to fight rekindled in him.
Cast
Parista Sambo, Laurette Ramawsinjanahary, Joe Lerova, Drwina Razafimahaleo, Jérôme Oza
Films Distribution
Sudu Connexion
Production
We Film
Editing
François Hébert, Marcelo Novais Teles, Ludovic Rianando Randriamanantsoa, Luck Razanajaona
Cinematography
Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing
Marianne Haroche, Patrick Minks
Language
Malagasy
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
Main awards
AG Kino Gilde - Cinema Vision 14plus Prize (Berlin International Film Festival, 2024)
Trailer
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Biography
Luck Razanajaona is a director, screenwriter and producer from Madagascar. He has taken part with his film projects in Berlinale Talents, Rotterdam Lab and La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes. In 2013 his first short, Madama Esther, was selected for the competitive section of the Festival du Court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand and then received awards at many festivals all over the world. His debut feature film, Disco Afrika, was selected for the Berlinale 2024 in the Generation 14plus section.
Filmography
2024 - Disco Afrika: A Malagasy Story, ff
2015 - Madama Esther, sf
2013 - Le Zebu De Dadilahy, sf

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