WHAT: Take a thrilling trip to Africa through the eyes (and soul) of African filmmakers as the 6th African Film Week brings to the big screen charming images from the African Continent: Urban legends, exoticism from the past, personalities, and modern human stories. Beloved Africa, but also its lesser known side, is revealed through a fascinating mosaic of 18 films from 9 countries.
The 6th African Film Week is jointly organized by the accredited to the Hellenic Republic Embassies and Honorary Consulates of African Countries, the Greek Film Archive and the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
WHEN: March 9-15.
WHERE: Tainiothiki tis Ellados, Lera Odos 48 kai Megalou Aleksandrou 134-136 (Stasi Metro Kerameikos), tel: 210. 360.9695, 210.361.2046.
The line-up includes:
– Algeria: Experience the fascinating story of humanist Abd El – Kader (Abd El Kader, Salem Brahimi); the immersive journey of a girl who evolves into a military leader (Fadhma, Belkacem Hadjadj); and a cruel siege (The Well, Lotfi Bouchouchi).
– Angola: Revenge is a dish best served cold, but not when love interferes (Judging by Appearance, Allen Mamona).
– Egypt: Great actors from Egyptian cinema embody six people who were unexpectedly joined by fate (Cairo Time, Amir Ramses), while dreams and reality collide in a bittersweet film featuring the neighborhood Kit-Kat (Kit – Kat, Daoud Abdel Sayed)
– Kenya: A fantastic story about family bond and internal search (Soul Boy, Hawa Essuman)
– Morocco: Three emotional narratives of a couple separated by war (The Red Scarf , Mohammed Lyounsi); dreams and female friendship (Petits Bonheurs, Mohamed Cherif Tribak); and strong family ties (The Blind Orchestra, Mohamed Mouftakir).
– Nigeria: An agonizing domination game (CEO, Kunle Afolayan) and the journey of actor Ade Love, an important figure of Nigeria (Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan).
– South Africa: The substance hidden away from the lights and glamor of Hollywood (Leading Lady, Henk Pretorius) and a romantic film about love that confronts family traditions (Elewani, Ntshavheni wa Luruli)
– Sudan: A magical documentary about the beautiful desert of North Sudan (Towards the Nubian Oasis, Abdulhagar Ahmed) and an unexpected film for the harmonious coexistence of religions in the country (Reflected Mirrors, Mohamed Ali Mekhawi).
– Tunisia: The music culture and the “gougou” dance against racism (Made in Gougou, Latifah Doghri) and a gripping documentary about the invisible man who terrified women in Tunisia (Challat Tunis, Kaouther Ben Hania).
Insider Weekly, March 8, 2017