• Souli
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2004
Format : Feature
Running time : 95 (in minutes)

Carlos, a Spanish student, arrives in Africa looking for Souli, a renowned African author who has chosen to live incognito in a remote fishing village.
Souli is the final keeper of an ancient oral tale which the young Spaniard hopes to transcribe. In his efforts to mingle with the community Carlos unwittingly becomes the instrument in a vendetta between the people whose path he crosses : Yann, the lobster collector, Mona, a French woman who runs a local craft workshop and Abi, a young African woman who dreams of discovering Europe.
From his apparent naivety will come the breakdown of the social stability and harmony in the village.

A film by Alexander ABELA

France / Madagascar, 2004, Fiction, 1h34, drame, 35mm - Couleur

starring Makéna Diop, Fatou N'Diaye, Eduardo Noriega, Aurélien Recoing, Jeanne Antébi

Runtime: 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (France)
Sound: Mix Dolby
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Negative Format: 35 mm
Printed Film Format: 35 mm

Produced by
Christophe Duthoit... executive producer
Farida Fdani... executive producer

Director: Alexander Abela

Alexander Abela
William Shakespeare (based on "Othello")

Music by
Deborah Mollison

Cinematography by
Joseph Areddy... director of photography

Film Editing by
Christel Dewynter
Anthony B. Sloman (AKA Anthony Sloman)

Production Design by
François Girard

Albert Blasius... assistant unit manager
Bernard Bolzinger... production manager
Cédric Deloche... sound editor
Jeppe Jungersen... sound
Jamie Roden... foley mixer
Andy Thompson... adr mixer / re-recording mixer
Farès Messaoud... additional second assistant camera
Lisa Clifford-Owen... assistant editor
Joanna Partyka... assistant editor
Erik Jordan... music scoring mixer
Isabelle Le Grix... script supervisor
François Vila... press agent

Eduardo Noriega... Carlos
Aurélien Recoing... Yann
Makena Diop... Souli
Fatou N'Diaye... Abi
Jeanne Antebi... Mona

Filming Locations

Production Companies
Blue Eye Films
Red Island Productions

Paris Film Festival 2005 (France)
Nominee: Grand Prix, Alexander Abela


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  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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