Rasta

Samir Benchick | France, Belgium, Ivory Coast | 2019 | 28'
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Original title
Rasta
Synopsis
In the Ivory Coast, Rasta (aged 16) is traumatized by the armed conflict that is devastating his country. Tormented by a painful secret, the youngster sets off on a journey to the north of the country, in the area held by the rebels, in search of a mysterious soldier…
Cast
Brigitte Bleu, Israel Essis Mel
Films Distribution
Sur Les Toits Production
Production
Sur Les Toits Production
Editing
Samir Benchick
Cinematography
Erwan Cloarec
Editing
Victor Janin
Language
French
Subtitles
Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
Main awards
Silver Mask of King Tut, Jury Prize (Luxor African Film Festival 2020)
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Biography
Samir Benchick was born in Algeria and, after having studied psychology and cinema, moved to the Ivory Coast where, in 2008, he made his directing debut with a short documentary, followed in 2010 by Mètres carrés, shot in France. In 2012 Sababou was his first feature film, again a documentary. He is currently working on his first fiction feature film, Bahia.
Filmography
2019 – Rasta, sf
2018 – Petit bilal, sf
2012 – Sababou, ff (doc)
2010 – Mètres carrés, sf (doc)
2008 – Côte d’ivoire, journal intime, sf (doc)

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