African film cycle at the International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

From 15th to 17th January 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Casa-Museo de Colón
Cinenómada en el Festival de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Casa África has always been on Africa's and Africans' side since its inception and among its challenges has always been to promote knowledge and close proximity of African film to our country's public, placing a special emphasis on the fight against clichés and stereotypes surrounding everything that comes from the African continent.

In supporting films, Casa África joins up another year with the  International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , an unmissable, consolidated and internationally respected appointment with the seventh art of Europe, America and Asia and that in 2014, once again opens a window to the most up to date African cinema  as it has done so before, with the section África Hoy.

In this 2014 edition, the cycle is made up of the top three films presented at the African Film Festival of Cordoba (FCAT):

  • 15th January: Tey, by Alain Gomis. France/Senegal [2011] 86’ –HD – Colour – French, Wolof, Mandinga (VOSE)
    • SYNOPSIS: Today is the last day of Satché's life. He knows that it is so despite being strong and having good health. Satché accepts the imminent arrival of death. He travels through the streets of his city, he goes  over strategic places that marked his life: his parents' house, his first love, his friends in his youth... It is a way for the exiled person who returns to his country to meet up again with his origins.
    • AWARDS: African Cinema Film Festival of Milan 2012, Seattle IFF 2012
    • Official Trailer 
  • 16th January: Matière Grise, by Kivu Ruhorahoza. Australia/Ruanda [2011] 100’ – 35mm – Colour – Kinyaruanda, French (VOSE)
    • SYNOPSIS: This film within a film, set in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, follows the futile attempts of a film-maker looking for funding for his first film, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a disturbing drama about a brother and sister after the genocide. The government refuses to finance the film, but Balthazar, the director, does not give the bad news to the team and carries on with the preparations. Will there be a film only in his dreams? Grey Matter is one of the first feature films from Rwanda.
    • AWARDS: Tribeca IFF 2011; Warsaw IFF 2011
    • Interview with the Director
    • Trailer
  • 17th January: Gangster Project, by Teboho Edkins. Germany / South Africa [2011] 54 '- HDCam - Colour - Afrikaans, English (VOSE)
    • SYNOPSIS: In Cape Town, one of the most violent cities in the world and with great social inequality, a young white Cinematography student decides to make a film with real gangsters. After looking for the ideal character for the screen, he finds the perfect gang and starts to share their daily life. Reality does not take long be apparent: fear, sadness, boredom and shady deals have little to do with the colourful characters he expected to find. A documentary on the borderline between fiction and reality, where the hard truth is revealed and fiction ceases to be.
    • AWARDS: DocuDays, Kiev 2012, FCAT-CORDOBA 2012
    • Trailer

These films may be seen at the Casa-Museo de Colón   (Calle de Colón, 1, 35001 Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) always at 8 p.m.

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Organizan: Casa África y el Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


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Colaboran: La Casa Museo de Colón y el Festival de Cine Africano de Córdoba


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