Wallay

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 10:00 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 10:00 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 1:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Childish Films
Nextwave
Best of Fest
Tags:Coming-of-Age
Culture & Society
Drama
Family Friendly
Family Drama
Francophone
Western
Nextwave
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:84 min
Country/Region:France
Burkina Faso
Language:French
Dyula
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Bathyspere
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKV_7q6vLw
Cast/Crew
Director:Berni Goldblat
Producer:Nicolas Anthome
Berni Goldblat
Cinematographer:Martin Rit
Screenwriter:David Bouchet
Editor:Laurent Senechal
Composer:Vincent Segal
Principal Cast:Makan Nathan Diarra
Ibrahim Koma
Hamadoun Kassogue
Josephine Kabore
Mounira Kankole
Filmography:Ceux de la colline ('09)

Description

Ady’s father is troubled by his 13-year-old son’s behavior in France and decides to send him to where he grew up in Burkina Faso. The young teen is initially excited about the trip, filled with idealism about returning to the African continent. When Ady arrives in Gaoua, his family’s remote rural village, he must adjust to a new culture, the lack of “first world” comforts, and the different expectations of his West African family. The boy soon discovers he’s been sent to work for his Uncle Amadou and must repay his father back in France.

Several rites of passage include a long walk out of the village to meet Ady’s grandmother, who provides sorely needed wisdom and a sense of belonging to carry into his future. Wallay is a beautifully shot, documentary style coming-of-age story exploring mixed cultural identity and self-discovery, filmed almost entirely in Burkina Faso.

Recommended for ages 11+

Berni Goldblat Born in 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden, Bernie Goldblat has been doing video productions centered around West Africa since 1999. In 2000, he founded the film and digital media organization Cinomade and in 2006, founded his own production company, Les films du Djabadjah.