BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Documentaire Extraordinaire

Makala

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Makala
Frankrike / 2017 / 1 t. 36 min.
LANGUAGE:
fransk/swahili
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo
DIRECTOR:
Emmanuel Gras
WRITER:
Emmanuel Gras
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Emmanuel Gras
PRODUCER:
Nicolas Anthomé
Heart and coal

This visually stunning meditation on physical labor follows every step of Congolese coal seller Kabwita's excruciating routine – from chopping down trees and producing coal to his Odyssey to the market. Featuring astounding sound design and captivating fly-on-the-wall camera work that takes the audience so close to the action that we are literally able to see sweat drops form on Kabwita's back, MAKALA is an unforgettable documentary and a highly deserving winner of the 2017 Cannes Critics' Week.

 

Emmanuel Gras

Emmanuel Gras (France, 1976) Filmography: 300 HOMMES (2015), BOVINES (2012)