The festival Vues d’Afrique commences today!
Did you know The Forgotten Kingdom is Winner of The Best Feature at Woodstock, Winner of the African Movie Academy Awards and Winner of Best Director Award?
Don’t miss the chance to to view The Forgotten Kingdom, El Djazaïr mon amour & L’oeil Du Cyclone – Le Film, today at the Vues d’Afrique.
Slayedit New York’s Top Picks for today:
L’Oeil du Cyclone
Country: Burkina Faso
Director : Sékou Traoré
Director’s Country of Origin : Burkina Faso
Avec : Fargass Assandé, Serge Henry, Maïmouna N’Diaye, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Issaka Sawadogo
Production : Abissia Productions, Films de l’Avalon (Les), VYNAVY Productions
Country of Production : Burkina Faso, Cameroon, France
Time : 73 mins
Genre : drama
Room: Salle de projection principale
El Djazaïr mon amour
Au rythme du temps d’Elias Djemil
La douceur de ses mains de Michaël Pineault
Karim+Hadjer de Samuel Matteau
Une idée pour demain de Guillaume Fournier
1, 2, 3 viva l’Algérie de Yannick Nolin
Genre : documentary
Time : 73 mins
Room: Salle Fernand-Seguin
By making short films linked by the theme of love, five filmmakers from Quebec City with disparate visions indulged in a subjective exploration of Algeria, some fifty years after its revolution. Their movies are shot on location with people met along the way, they’re all gateways that are used to better understand the Algerian society, as well as the many challenges it continues to face every day.
The Forgotten Kingdom
Country: South Africa
Length: 97 Minutes
Language: Sesotho (English subtitles)
Production Countries: Lesotho and South Africa
Written and Directed by Andrew Mudge
Cinematography by Carlos Carvalho
Music by Robert Miller
Casting by Bonnie Lee Bouman
Featuring: Zenzo Ngqobe (Atang) • Nozipho Nkelemba (Dineo) • Jerry Mofokeng (Katleho) • Lebohang Ntsane (Orphan Boy) •Moshoeshoe Chabeli (Priest) • Lillian Dube (Doctor) • Jerry Phele (Atang’s father)
Atang Mokoenya leaves the slums of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.