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LIBERIAN BOY

Mati Diop, Manon Lutanie
International Premiere

 

France, Canada
2015
Colour
HD, Stéréo
4’
Original version : Without dialogue. Photography : Mati Diop, Manon Lutanie. Editing : Lutanie Manon, Tricon Vincent. Sound : Arboun Amaury. Casting : Jules Langlade.
Production :
Antonin Dedet (Neon Productions), (Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma), (Irene).
Filmography of Mati Diop : Mille Soleils, 2013, Big in Vietnam, 2012, Snow Canon, 2011, Atlantiques, 2009, Last Night, 2004
 
She used to say: “Naku Penda Piya - Naku Taka Piya – Mpenziwe” in the opening of Michael Jackson’s song Liberian Girl. Words can be mentally repeated, he would say: “I love you so much – I want you so much – My love.” With the green background, the slow chords on his electronic keyboard, the stiff strikes of musician Wilbert Gavin of the Cities Aviv band, this dancer radiates intense energy. (GG)
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