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African films @ The 53rd London film Festival 14-29 0ct 2009

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Fire of Mansaré (Director, Mansour Sora Wade. Senagal)
Mon 19| 20:30| NFT2,
Tue 20| 16:15| NFT3,
Fri 23| 16:30| Ritzy Screen 2

Mansour Sora Wade presents a story about desire, choice and the freedom (or lack of it) of young people forced into a traditional practice where a male tags a girl at birth for marriage in adulthood.

Known mainly for his award-winning short films, Mansour Sora Wade delivers a second feature film as a story about desire, choice and the freedom (or lack of it) of young people forced into a traditional practice where a male tags a girl at birth for marriage in adulthood. Mathias returns triumphant to Mansaré, his native city, after having amassed a fortune abroad over a few years.

 

The Absence  (Directed by Mama Keita. Senagal and France)
Thu 15| 20:30| NFT2
Fri 16| 16:00| NFT2
An intense drama of loss, solitude, love and hope.
Behind the Rainbow (Directed by Jihan el Tahri. South Africa, France, Egypt)
Thu 22| 20:45| NFT3
Fri 23| 15:45| NFT1
Sun 25| 14:00| Ritzy Screen 2
This absorbing documentary follows the transition of the ANC from a liberation organisation into South Africa’s ruling party.
One-Zero  (Directed by Kamla abu Zekri. Egypt)
Mon 19| 18:15| NFT2
Tue 20| 16:00| NFT2
Cairo’s bustling metropolis is brought thrillingly to life in this kaleidoscopic drama which sees multiple characters hurtling towards each other with a refreshing twist.
Shirley Adams (Directed by Oliver Hermanus. South Africa, USA, UK)
Tue 20| 20:45| NFT3
Wed 21| 16:15| NFT3
Thu 22| 19:00| STUDIO
This intense social-realist drama, set in Cape Town, follows a mother as she struggles to rehabilitate her son, a victim of gun violence.
The Traveller (Directed by Ahmed Maher. Egypt)
Sun 25| 18:30| Vue Screen 6
Mon 26 | 13:00| Vue Screen 7
Omar Sharif delivers the performance of a lifetime as an ageing Egyptian looking back at a life of love lost.
More info on venue and booking at the BFI website:  http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/
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October 12, 2009 - Posted by | africa, african, world cinema, film festival, entertainment, feature films | , , , , , ,

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