Audience Award Locarno Film Festival, Swiss

Saturday - 12/04/2021
8:00 PM - Kommunalkino City 46 
Fiction / Camille / Central African Republic, France / 2019 / Language: French, Sango, English / Subtitles: English / 90 Min.
Director: Boris Lojkine
Writer: Boris Lojkine, Bojina Panayotova
Producer: Bruno Nahon
Cinematographer: Elin Kirschfink
Editor: Xavier Sirven
Sound: Marc-O Brullé
Music: Eric Bentz
Cast: Nina Meurisse, Fiacre Bindala, Bruno Todeschini

Courageous photojournalist in the Central African Civil War

Camille, a young photojournalist from France, is in Central Africa to document the rising civil war with her camera. She meets a group of students, photographs their everyday life and accompanies young rapper Cyril as he joins the Anti-Balaka militia. Back in Europe, however, interest in the conflict is short-lived. Camille desperately tries to make the world care about the people’s fate. And in doing so, she takes a high personal risk.
French director Boris Lojkine has already presented his refugee drama Hope at the Favourites Film Festival in 2015. With his second feature film, Camille, he tells the true story of photographer Camille Lepage and, like his protagonist, once again proves his special ability to focus on human fate behind the bare numbers in the news.