Audience Award Festival di Cinema Africano Verona, Italy

Friday - 09/21/2018
11:00 AM - City Kino Wedding 
Schulvorstellung nach Anmeldung
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. Hence, as a disciplinary measure, his father decides to send him on a long journey to his native country 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 his relatives. A strict uncle and the lack of power for his smartphone however, let the pleasure dry up quickly. Moreover, his father is no longer available by phone, while his uncle seems to prepare an archaic masculinity ritual for him. It is merely through meeting his grandmother, that Ady finally 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.