Audience Award Festival di Cinema Africano Verona, Italy

Saturday - 05/26/2018
6:00 PM - Cinema im Ostertor 
Fiction / Wallay / France, Burkina Faso, Qatar / 2017 / Language: French, Dioula / Subtitles: German / 84 Min.
Director: Berni Goldblat
Writer: David Bouchet
Producer: Nicolas Anthomé
Cinematographer: Martin Rit
Editor: Laurent Sénéchal
Sound: Mathieu Perrot
Music: Vincent Segal
Cast: Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Mounira Kankolé, Joséphine Kaboré

13-year-old Ady is increasingly coming to grips with his single father as he engages in petty-crime deals in his neighborhood. As a disciplinary measure, the father sends him on a long journey to his native Burkina Faso. Ady, who grew up in France and is proud of his African roots, is looking forward to getting to know the country and its relatives. A strict uncle and lack of power for his smartphone let the pleasure dry up quickly. In addition, his father is no longer available by phone and the uncle seems to prepare an archaic masculinity ritual for him. Only when Ady meets his grandmother he finds access to the other world.
With a restrained, almost documentary approach, the film raises questions of origin, homeland and allegiance, and vividly tells of culture and traditions in Burkina Faso.