L'Africain qui voulait voler

Gabon | 2016 | 70 min
French, Cantonese | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Franck Onouviet
Editing: Xi Feng
Sound: Cédric Poulicard
Composer: Line Adam, Bobo Lemoine

Synopsis

Canadian Premiere

1979, Gabon. Luc, a boy of 9, watches a Kung Fu film for the very first time and comes face to face with a revelation: the Chinese know how to walk on air. From then on, Luc only had one obsession, to fly like them. Since then, he has been living in China for 31 years, practicing the martial art of Wushu and acting in Kung Fu films himself. How would a small boy like him become the first African to integrate the Shaolin temple in 1985, at the age of 14, only to become a master of traditional techniques that only a select few know? Lauded by many festivals, this feature length film is a tale about passion and reaching for your dreams.

Directors

Samantha Biffot

Born in Paris in 1985, Samantha Biffot is a Gabonese director and screenwriter. She grew up abroad between Asia and Africa, and came back to Paris to follow Cinema studies. After working in several productions companies in Paris, she went back to Gabon in 2010, where she started her own production company. As of today, she already won the prize for Best African Series at Fespaco 2013 for L'Œil de la Cité.
Filmography | Parents Mode d'Emploi (2015) ; Résistance (2014) ; L'Œil de la cité (2013).

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Screenings playing this movie

12:30
Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 35
L'Africain qui voulait voler
FIFA Special Screenings

L'Africain qui voulait voler

Gabon | 70 min | 2016

French, Cantonese | Subtitles in French

Mada Underground
FIFA Special Screenings

Mada Underground

France | 55 min | 2016

French | Subtitles in English

Patata Day
FIFA Special Screenings

Patata Day

Germany | 4 min | 2016

English

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