On August 10th at the Metcalf Auditorium, “Twaaga,” “Zinneke,” “Electric Indigo,” “Qanis,” and “La Terre Brûlée (The Burning Land)” will be screening as part of “LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER” at 12pm, as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
“Twaaga:” Burkina Faso in 1987 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, an eight-year-old who loves comics, tags along with Albert, his big brother. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual to become invincible, Manu realizes there are real powers to rival those of his comic-book superheroes.
“Zinneke:” Nine year-old Thomas spends most of his days at the flea market closely observing the wheelings and dealings of the market’s sellers. His desire to be one of them leads him to embark on a one-night adventure that overwhelms him.
“Electric Indigo:” Indigo, a girl with a rather unusual route, mentally recalls her life from her birth till the event which led her to emancipate. She grew up in a family with two heterosexual fathers, Rubén, the Spaniard, and Tony, the American, united in the bonds of a non-carnal marriage, who had decided to raise their daughter together, born to a surrogate mother. But when she decides to get back Indigo, things get more complicated…
“Qanis:” Mokhtar committed the irreparable 11 years ago. Driven out by his family, he began a new life in the Paris suburbs with his dog Qanis. Helped by his friend Gilles, he became a night watchman for the count of his friend’s company.
Mokhtar receives a letter from his daughter Kahina, 20 years old, who invited him to join her in Paris during her short stay. Torn between fear and hope, Mokhtar who wants to seek redemption, agrees to see her and tries to rebuild a relationship despite the evil that he did to her 11 years ago.
“La Terre Brûlée:” By the end of the 18 Th century in the Corsica’s mountain, french troops hunt down the last nationalist’s insurrections. A young washerwoman, living with his parents in a isolated house, try to help a wounded man.
Now in its 18th year, FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place August 5-10, 2014. The Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. In 2013, Flickers screened 216 cinematic works in six days to large and appreciative crowds.
The films screened came from 65 countries, and 36 states in the United States. During the 2013 Festival, there were 55 World and US/North American Premieres. A total of 21 Narrative Feature, 43 Feature/Documentaries and 152 Short Films were screened. Following months of adjudication and review, Festival films were selected from over 5,114 submissions.