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Makala

Year
2017
Country
France
Duration
96’
Director
Emmanuel Gras

In Congo, a young peasant dreams of a better future for his loved ones. His only wealth lies in the strength of his arms, the bushland around him and his strong will. After setting out on dangerous and exhausting roads in order to trade the fruit of his labours, he discovers the value of his effort and the price he has to pay for his dreams.

CREW
Director: Emmanuel Gras
Producer: Nicolas Anthomé
Cinematographer: Emmanuel Gras
Editor: Karen Benainous
Sound : Manuel Vidal, Simon Apostolou
Production
Bathysphere, Nicolas Anthomé, nicolas@bathysphere.fr
Sales
Les Films du Losange, Régine Vial, r.vial@filmsdulosange.fr
Awards
2017 – Cannes Film Festival, Critics' Week Grand Prix, Golden Eye – Special Mention; London Film Festival, Grierson Award – Special Mention; Bergen International Film Festival, Documentaire Extraordinaire Award
Director
Emmanuel Gras

Emmanuel Gras is a French director. Drawn particularly to the visual element of cinema, he studied Film Photography at ENS Louis Lumière in Paris. His films deal with contemporary social issues and are marked by a commitment to form.

 

Selected Filmography

Selected: La motivation! (2003), Bovines (2011), Être vivant (2013), 300 Souls (2014), Makala (2017)

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Arkhitektora Horodetskoho St, 5
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
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