GREAT AFRICAN FILMS - Vol 5 The fifth installment in this series of award-winning films from Africa includes award winning films A Son (Un Fils) by Mehdi Barsaoui and Wuluby Daouda Coulibaly.
A SON (Un Fils) / Bik Eneich
An intense family drama starring French-Tunisian actor Sami Bouajila, winner of the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor, Venice Film Festival 2019 and winner of the César Awards, France for Best Actor in 2021.
11 year old Aziz needs a liver transplant after being seriously injured during a terrorist ambush while on holiday in 2011. At the hospital, a family secret will be revealed.
A drama that expertly captures complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context. ~ Hollywood Reporter
Directed By Mehdi Barsaoui / Tunisia/ 2019/ Drama/ Arabic With English Subtitles/ 96 Min
Shot for a good deal of the time using hand-held cameras,WÙLUis an African thriller that has an urgency and a vibrancy most Western made films lack.
Ladji, (a beautifully understated Ibrahim Koma), is the young man who, after losing his job on the cross-border taxis, takes up smuggling cocaine with lucrative if highly dangerous results.
A social commentary about the impact of corruption on intelligent, hard working African youths looking to improve their standard of living at home.
Official Selection TIFF 2016. Winner Ousmane-Sembene Prize and Best Actor Award for Ibrhim Koma at FESPACO 2017.
Directed by Daouda Coulibaly, 2016, France/Mali, 95min, crime drama, French w/ English subtitles