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Adanggaman - Trailer

Year:2000

Authorship: Alessandro Favaron

ADANGGAMAN is one of the long-feature films included in the Fabrica Cinema collection, the film production unit of Fabrica.

Directed by Roger Gnoan M'Bala (Ivory Coast)

Prizes: Venice 2000 – Cinema of the Present

 

Synopsis: This is the tale of African leaders (and their warriors and subordinates) who are accomplices in organising the slave trade. Conveyed through the magical power of oral story-telling, and with the help of colourful and artistic photography, this is another hot topic. Roger Gnoan M'Bala of the Ivory Coast (already the author of many important and award-winning films such as Ablakon 1985, Bouka 1989, and Au Nom du Christ 1993) tells of a village destroyed by a king greedy for power and wealth, of splendid warriors, of glorious and futile resistance movements, and of how destiny eventually manages to drag both the victorious and the defeated into the dust.

 

 

Fabrica Cinema was created in September 1997 by Marco Müller, actually Director of Venice Film Festival, and co-produced an initial series of four films which "spoke the truth" about the reality in the distant societies where, otherwise, it would have been impossible to develop any film project without the collaboration with a courageous producer: Journey to the Sun by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey); Moloch by Alexander Sokurov (Russia); Seventeen Years by Zhang Yuan (China) and Adanggaman by Roger Gnoan M’Bala (Ivory Coast).
 
From October 1999 Fabrica Cinema has started to produce first and second features of young film directors from “the rest of the world:
Brainstorm by Lais Bodanzky (Brasil); Blackboards by Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran); No man’s land by Danis Tanovic (Bosnia); Secret Ballot by Babak Payami (Iran); Angel on the right by Djamshed Usmonov (Tadjikistan), Mud by Dervis Zaim (Turkey-Cyprus) and Tropical Malady, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).
Many of these films have won prestigious awards at the most renowned international film festivals, culminating in the 2002 Oscar for Best Foreign Film for No Man’s Land by Bosnian director Danis Tanovic.
 

 

 

 


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