Sun 30 Oct | 15:45 | Phoenix Cinema, London
Mon 31 Oct | 18:30 | Ritzy Brixton, London
Dir. Robin Hunzinger
France. 2015. 62 mins. French with English subtitles.
Eight- year-old Timothée is getting ready to take the plane to Africa, the land of ‘witches and elephants’, for the first time. By his side is his mother Aya. Timothée knows little of his mother’s past. Despite the ongoing war, she’s taking her son to Ivory Coast to visit her father’s grave and reconnect with family. Robin, Timothée’s father and Aya’s husband, films them on their journey to the land of Aya’s ancestors. Simultaneously capturing the awe and wonder of youth with the melancholy of lost time, this beautifully observed doc offers insight into one family’s search for a sense of belonging that will be familiar to many.