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Followed by a Q&A with Antonio Ribeiro, Grey Matter film editor, and Dr. Piotr Cieplak, a Rwandan film specialist from The School of Oriental and African Studies.
Balthazar is a young African filmmaker looking for funds to direct his first film, The Cycle of the Cockroach. After rehearsing a scene with his main characters, reality bleeds into fiction, as The Cycle plays out on screen and madness tightens its grip; we are left questioning whether Balthazar’s fiction is enough to exorcise whatever demons may be lurking in his mind. Never addressed by name, the Rwandan genocide is here for the first time explored in its philosophical, psychological and intellectual dimensions. With poetic cinematography and an outstanding ensemble cast, this trenchant and luminous drama is a daring and challenging first feature from talented Rwandan writer-director Kivu Ruhorahoza. Winner of several awards at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Dir. Kivu Ruhorahoza. Rwanda. 2011. 110 min. Print Source: Camera Club
£10.50 / £9.50 conc / £8.50 memb