Good Bye Mandima

  • Au revoir Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima)
© Courtesy of Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal 2011
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Short
Running time : 10 (in minutes)

Through home-movies discovered at my grandparents' home in Bordeaux, I recount my childhood in Mandima, a little village in northeast Zaire, where I was born. Starting with a panoramic still of the great departure, I observe and recall those first ten years of that young boy who would, one fine day, have to leave for the city, for high school. He leaves behind his friends and a whole way of life. That life, his thinking and his codes, are to be learned anew.

by Robert-Jan Lacombe

2010, Switzerland, Documentary, 10 min.


Directed by: Robert-Jan Lacombe
Written by: Robert-Jan Lacombe

World Premiere: August 2010
Original Version: French (english subtitles), colour, Digi Beta, 10 min.

Production: École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne

Cinematography: Robert-Jan Lacombe
Editing: Robert-Jan Lacombe
Location Sound Mix: Robert-Jan Lacombe
Sound Editing: Robert-Jan Lacombe
Rerecording Sound Mix: Jérôme Cuendet


World Rights:
École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL)
Lionel Baier - lionel.baier@ecal.ch

Distribution Switzerland:
SWISS FILMS
www.swissfilms.ch/en/film_search/filmdetails/-/id_film/2146536127

Awards

München, Nonfiktionale Festival des dokumentarischen Films, AVID Schnittpreis 2014
Astoria NY, Cinema Eye Award, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking 2013
Duisburg, Duisburger Filmwoche, Lobende Erwähnung der Jugendjury 2012
Aspen Colorado, Aspen Shortsfest, Best Documentary 2011
Belo Horizonte, Fluxus International Film Festival on the Internet, Best Film by the Official Jury 2011
Chicago, Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Plaque for Best Student Short (Documentary) 2011
Gonfreville l'Orcher, Festival Européen du Cinéma, Prix du public du meilleur court métrage 2011
Lviv, Lviv International Short Film Festival, Audience Choice 2011
Milano, Invideo Mostra Internazionale di video e cinema oltre, Under 35 Prize 2011
Palm Springs, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Best Student Documentary Short Award 2011
Recife, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Best Image of the International Competition 2011
São Paulo SP, International Short Film Festival, Audience Choice - Top 10 International short films 2011
www.kinoforum.org.br/curtas/2011/detalhe.php?c=26350&idioma=1

Tabor, Desinic, TABOR Film Festival, Grand Prix 2011
Tabor, Desinic, TABOR Film Festival, Best Documentary 2011
Zürich, Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, Spezial Preis Filmschulen (bis 30 Jahre) 2011
Locarno Stazione FFS, Festival del film Locarno, Pardino d'oro (Concorso nazionale) 2010


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Die Wiederentdeckung von alten Aufnahmen, die meine Grosseltern in Bordeaux aufbewahrten, war der Anlass, um meine Kindheit in Mandima zu erzählen - einem kleinen Dorf im Nordosten Zaires, wo ich geboren wurde. Ausgehend von einem Foto der grossen Abreise, versuche ich, mich an die zehn ersten Jahre dieses Jungen zu erinnern, der eines schönen Tages in die Stadt geht, aufs Gymnasium, und seine Freunde und eine ganze Kultur hinter sich lässt. Ein Leben, eine Mentalität und Codes, die es neu zu erlernen gilt.

Von Robert-Jan Lacombe

Switzerland, August 2010

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