Incursion de Long

Screening / Discussion

(Re)discover the feature-length narrative film that’s been representing Mauritian cinema in global festivals for nearly a year now. It is one of the last occasions to view it locally on the big screen! Meet the director after the screening in a discussion session.

Lonbraz Kann

Lonbraz Kann
David Constantin
Mauritius / 2014 / Fiction / 88′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French

Marco, Bissoon and their friends are in their mid fifties. They worked all their lives in the sugar factory of their village in Mauritius. The factory is closing down and a large billboard has grown up along the road leading to the village: soon here, there will be only a golf course and luxury villas. Caught up in the events, none of them is properly prepared for the all too predictable collapse of their world.

How can you survive your own history, the humiliation and the disintegration of social relations? How can you re-invent yourself, love and live a dignified and independent life when you have never learned to? LONBRAZ KANN tells the story of people, as close as it gets to them. Sometimes on a tenderly mood, sometimes more bitter.

Filmmaker in attendance

Audience Award . Cinémondes Festival (France)
Best Screenplay Award/ Durban International Film Festival (South Africa)

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with the filmmaker, all in good spirit. It will be an occasion to further discuss some core issues and raise interesting questions.

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