L'Africain qui voulait voler


Gabon | |
French, Cantonese | Subtitles in French
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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.

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