Burn It Up Djassa

The Ivory Coast gets its own answer to La Haine. In the teeming, on-edge streets of Abdijan, a noir-tinged urban tragedy is narrated by a slam poet, who acts as arbiter to a story of a cigarette seller who kills a man, and goes on the run from his brother, a local cop unaware he is chasing his own flech and bllod. Heavily relianton documentary footage of street life, as well as improved perdormaced from its leading players, the debut feature from Lonesome Solo is a cunning gritty mix of realism and parable, of street slang and grand drama.

Tickets available from the Stratford Picturehouse website here. 

EEFF Best Feature Competition 

 

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