2 French films at the Toronto Black Film Festival – Feb, 11 – 16 2014 [fr]
The second edition of the Toronto Black Film Festival will take place from February 11 to 16, 2014.
The Toronto Black Film Festival celebrates diversity through cinema, coinciding with the Black History month. Independent movies are particularly promoted.
This year, two French coproductions are among the selection: “Grigris” by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and “Layla Fourie” by Pia Marais.
This second edition is dedicated to the former South African leader Nelson Mandela. Tributes will be paid as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of his election.
More information and details: www.torontoblackfilm.com
GRIGRIS – Thursday, February 13 at Carlton theatre
France | Tchad
2013 / 101’
French | Arabic
Cast: Souleymane Démé, Anaïs Monory, Cyril Guei
Despite a paralyzed leg, Grigris, 25 year old, dreams of being a dancer. A challenge. But his dreams are dashed when his uncle falls critically ill. To save him, Grigris resolves to work for petrol traffickers.
LAYLA FOURIE – Saturday, February 15 at Carlton theatre
Germany | South Africa | France | Netherland
2013 / 105’
Cast: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks
Layla is a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg, getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security. On her way to her new workplace she is involved in an accident which will fundamentally change her life.