DocNomads film premieres in Rotterdam IFF
The graduation film Mother just a smile, directed by Cyrielle Raingou, a student from Cameroon, will have its World Premiere in the short and mid-length section of the 52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam held between 25 January and 5 February.
Cyrielle’s first feature-length documentary Le Spectre de Boko Haram is also world premiering at Rotterdam under the Tiger Competition section.
MAMA DAN SO QUE SORRISO
By Cyrielle Raingou (Cameroon) • 18'
The elderly Isabel Cardoso works in the kitchen of a nursery school. Her hands are worn, her memory sharp and heavy with grief. In moments of stillness she reaches across the divide, communicating with her deceased mother through the stirring winds, the rippling surface of water, the cracked earth. A richly intimate documentary mosaic of the strength, struggle and transcendence of black womanhood.
In Rotterdam catalogue.