Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2010
Pumzi
Wanuri Kahiu
Titre anglais : Pumzi (Breathe)
Pays concerné : Kenya
Réalisateur(s) : Wanuri Kahiu
Avec : Wanuri Kahiu, Kudzani Moswela, Hannah Slezacek, Simon Hansen, Amira Quinlan
Durée : 20
Genre : science fiction
Type : fiction

Français

Dans un Kenya futuriste, Asha, une jeune scientifique se décide à quitter l’entourage confiné de la ville a la recherche d’une Utopie verte.

La nature s’est éteinte. Asha vit et travaille comme conservatrice de musée dans l’une des communautés confinées dans un espace clos. Lorsqu’elle reçoit une boîte contenant du terreau, elle y plante une graine qui germe immédiatement. Malgré l’interdiction de quitter la communauté, Asha s’échappe pour planter l’échantillon à l’extérieur et peut-être retrouver une trace de vie.

PUMZI (Kenya 2010), court métrage

Réalisatrice et Scénariste : Wanuri KAHIU

Couleur: 21′

Interprétation: Kudzani Moswela (Asha)…


Contact
Inspired Minority Pictures
Hannah Slezacek, productrice
15 Ben Ave, High Cape Vredehoek Cape Town, South Africa
Tél. : +27 21 461 4994
Email : hslezacek(@)gmail.com –

English

A 20 min Sc-Fi film about futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III « The Water War ».

Nature is extinct. The outside is dead. Asha lives and works as a museum curator in one of the indoor communities set up by the Maitu Council. When she receives a box in the mail containing soil, she plants an old seed in it and the seed starts to germinate instantly. Asha appeals to the Council to grant her permission to investigate the possibility of life on the outside but the Council denies her exit visa. Asha breaks out of the inside community to go into the dead and derelict outside to plant the growing seedling and possibly find life on the outside.

PUMZI is Kenya’s first science fiction film.

English, Video, 24 min

CAST
Kudzani Moswela… Asha
Chantelle Burger… Cleaner


WRITER/ DIRECTOR: Wanuri KAHIU

Producers: Simon Hansen and Hannah Slezacek
Coproducer: Amira Quinlan

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Grant APPLETON

COMPOSER: Siddhartha BARNHOORN (http://www.sidbarnhoorn.com)

EDITOR: Dean LESLIE (http://www.theafricanattachment.com)

SOUND: REZA WILLIAMS

ART DIRECTOR: Simon HANSEN, Jean-Marie RAUBENHEIMER (http://www.chameleontouch.moonfruit.com/)

COSTUME: Kerry HILLIER (http://www.myspace.com/kerry_hillier)

VFX by Atomic VFX.
Vfx Supervisor Simon Hansen.
Executive Producer Steven Markowitz.

Produced with the support of
Focus Features Africa First, Goethe Institute and Changamato Fund


PUMZI is one of 5 films made through the Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program.


FESTIVAL LIST
– Kenya International Film Festival – Oct 2009
– Sundance Film Festival – Jan 2010
– Goethe Institute’s Latitude Film Festival at the 61st Berlinale Film Festival – Feb 2010
– CineAfric Film Festival Stockholm – Feb 2010
– New York African Film Festival – 2010
– Cannes Independent Film Festival – May 2010*
– Cannes International Film Festival (short film corner) – May 2010
– Tarifa Film Festival – May 2010
– Africa on the Screen, South Africa – May 2010
– Images that Matter Short Film Festival, Ethiopia – June 2010
– LA Short Film Festival – July 2010

AWARDS LIST
– Best Short Film – 2010 Cannes International Short Film Festival (CIFF)
– Special Jury Prize – 2010 Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)
– Peace Basket Award – 2010 Rwanda Film Festival
– For Wanuri Kahiu – Priz Città di Venezia – City of Venice Prize, Venice International Film Festival
– Durban International Film Festival, South Africa – 2010
– Zanzibar International Film Festival – July 2010*
– Rwanda Film Festival – July 2010*
– Toronto After Dark Film Festival – 2010
– African Film Festival Verona – Sept 2010
– Venice Film Festival (special screening) – Sept 2010
– Festival du Film D’Afrique et des Iles, Iles de la Réunion – Sept 2010
– African Film Festival Tokyo – Nov 2010
– Imagem Dos Povos, Brazil – 2010
– Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago USA – 2010
– Africa in the Picture, Amsterdam – 2010
– Dubai International Film Festival, – Dec 2010