• La mort du dieu serpent
  • La mort du dieu serpent
  • La mort du dieu serpent

La mort du dieu serpent

by Damien Froidevaux Special Screenings

This film begins, so to speak, where ‘Vol spécial’ left off. The reality of migration bears its teeth: Following a scuffle, 20-year-old Koumba from France is sent back to the place where she was raised – Senegal. She returns to the lost village of her ancestors hysterical, argumentative and unproductively rebellious. Now the mother of a toddler, she continues to come to terms with the two cultures; the outcome is unforeseeable, as is the outcome of this cinematic long-term observation. The risk of its failure due to its protagonist is palpable. But Koumba’s fascinating metamorphosis is also obvious, her body and character have taken on a more harmonious nature. All hope is not lost.

(Locarno "Critic's Week" winner 2014, presented by SVFJ)

  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: France, 2014
  • Runtime: 91 Min
  • Languages: French, Soninke
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Damien Froidevaux
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  • Screenplay: Damien Froidevaux
  • Cinematography: Damien Froidevaux
  • Editor: David Jungman
  • Sound: Damien Froidevaux
  • Music: Ian Saboya
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  • Producers: Xavier Pons, Christian Rouaud
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  • Production Company: e2p entre2prises
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