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Cinema can still sometimes provoke unexpected sensations, even without the use of 3D or other special effects. It’s rare, but the miracle has been pulled off by Makala, our opening film. Filmmaker Emmanuel Gras has managed to transform the odyssey of a young Congolese man, a coal seller, into a sensory journey that has haunted us since its first screening at Cannes, where it won the 2017 Critics’ Week Grand Prize.

  • Swiss Premiere
  • Documentary
  • France |
  • 2017 | 96 min. | Colour
  • Language: Swahili | French
  • Subtitles: English
Cast & Crew
Emmanuel Gras
Emmanuel Gras
Karen Benainous
Gaspar Claus
Manuel Vidal
Lydie Kasongo
Kabwita Kasongo
Nicolas Anthomé
Production Company
Canal+ International
bathysphere productions
Print Contact
Films du losange
Emmanuel Gras ,, Paris
France, 1976
    2001 Cinematographer: Lascars (short)
2003 La Motivation ! (first short, Special Mention at Aubagne International Film Festival)
2011 Bovines (first long documentary, Césars nominated)
2013 Être vivant (short documentary)
2014 300 Hommes (documentary)
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Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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