Audience Award Festival di Cinema Africano Verona, Italy

Saturday - 09/22/2018
4:00 PM - City Kino Wedding 
Fiction / Wallay / France, Burkina Faso, Qatar / 2017 / Language: French, Dioula / Subtitles: English / 84 Min.
Director: Berni Goldblat
Writer: David Bouchet
Producer: Nicolas Anthomé
Cinematographer: Martin Rit
Editor: Laurent Sénéchal
Sound: Mathieu Perrot
Music: Vincent Segal
Production Design: Papa Kouyaté
Costume Design: Huguette Goudjo
Cast: Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Mounira Kankolé, Joséphine Kaboré

13-year-old Ady is increasingly butting heads 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 own native country Burkina Faso. Ady, who grew up in France and is proud of his African roots, loooks forward to getting to know the country and his relatives. But a strict uncle and lack of power supply for his smartphone let the pleasure fade away quickly. In addition, his father is no longer available via phone and the uncle seems to prepare an archaic rite of passage for him. It is only when Ady meets his grandmother that he finds access to this unfamiliar world.
With a restrained, almost documentary approach, the film raises questions of origin, cultural identity and belonging and vividly refelcts culture and traditions in Burkina Faso.