Amartei Armar | Ghana, France | 2022 | 15'
Set in a small Ghanaian town at the edge of a large land-fill site that spills into the ocean, the sons of a fisherman, Sowah and Okai, struggle to cope with the loss of their eldest brother who drowned during a fishing expedition. Haunted by his demise, Okai believes their brother is still out there...
Kirtson-Acquah Elisha, Idrissu Tontie Jr., Victor Incoom and Gabriel Narh Addo
La Luna Diffusion
La Luna Productions, AKA Entertainment
Fiifi Mensah, Joy Williams
Nobuo Coste, Nicolas Milteau
English, French, Italian
Special Jury Prize (Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival 2022), Special Mention from the Jury (MoliseCinema 2022), Special Mention from the Young Jury (Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique du pays d'Apt 2022), Best Acting Ensemble (Cannes Indie Short Awards 2022), Special Mention (Festival International Signes de nuit 2022)
The product of a Ghanaian father and an American mother, Amartei Armar is a writer/director. He is currently based in Accra, Ghana. After studying cinema in Canada, he directed several short films. Tsutsué, a Franco-Ghanaian co-production, is selected for the Cannes Film Festival in the official competition in 2022. He is currently developing his first feature film, Vagabonds , following on from the eponymous short film he wrote and directed in 2018.
2022 – Tsutsué, sf
2021 – I Like it Here, sf
2018 – Vagabonds, sf
2014 – Arc, sf