Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2021
Breaking Ground
Pays concerné : Rwanda
Durée : 13 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Après avoir passé la journée avec un groupe de femmes d’un grand secours, Anna prend la décision de se voir d’une nouvelle manière.

Après un autre incident avec son mari, une femme maltraitée cherche des vieilles aventures ‎chez ses voisines où elle décide de changer le cours de sa vie.‎

avec
Rosine Bazongere, Alphonse Karangwa, Leslie Irebe Karangwa, Cheryl Isheja, Natacha Muziramakenga, Micheline Muhimpundu

un film de Inès GIRIHIRWE

Rwanda, 2021, Fiction, 13 mins, DCP



Titre : ‎BREAKING GROUND
Type : Fiction
Durée : 13 min
Année : 2021
Pays : Rwanda
Langues : Kinyarwanda | Anglais
Sous-titres: Français
Couleur : Couleur
Format : DCP
#FemmeMaisPasQue #NotOnlyWoman #BreakingGround #shortfilm #imitanaproductions

Producteurs : Aimé Philbert Mbabazi, Samuel Ishimwe

Réalisatrice : Inès Girihirwe
Scénariste : Inès Girihirwe
Images : Bora Shingiro
Montage : Richard Mugwaneza
Musique : Fever Ray

PRODUCTION
Imitana Productions (Kigali, Rwanda)
par le biais de l’atelier de cinéma « Creative power in Constraint » (début 2020)

avec le soutien de
Goethe-Institut Kigali,
Coopération Suisse Grands Lacs
Rwanda Arts Initiative

CONTACT COPIE
Inès Girihirwe

LIENS
www.facebook.com/Imitana-Productions-446042079271825/


FESTIVALS / PRIX
* sélection /// JCC 2021 (Tunisie) – www.jcctunisie.org/filmsDetail.php?id_film=32
* sélection /// Film Fest Gent (Belgique) –
* sélection /// Afrika Film Festival de Cologne 2021 (Allemagne) (09/25/2021, 18:00 / 4PM, FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG) – www.afrikafilmfestivalkoeln.de/fr/programme/actuelle/actual-programm-detail/breaking-ground-11
* Première Européenne /// FIFF 2021 | 35e Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Fribourg, Suisse, 16-25 juillet 2021) – www.fiff.ch/fr/breaking-ground
* sélection /// Encounters Film Festival 2021 (Bristol, GB, Online from 1 – 30 September 2021) – www.encounters.film/breaking-ground
* Special Jury Prize for Direction (Court métrage fiction) /// 47è SIFF 2021 (Seattle, USA, April 14-24, 2021) – www.siff.net/festival/breaking-ground
*Sélection Festival International du Court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2022, dans la Catégorie « Regard d’Afrique »‘

English

After another incident with her husband, a mistreated woman seeks old adventures from her neighbors’ house where she decides to change the course of her life.

After spending the day with a supportive group of women, Anna decides to see herself in a new light.

starring
Rosine Bazongere, Alphonse Karangwa, Leslie Irebe Karangwa, Cheryl Isheja, Natacha Muziramakenga, Micheline Muhimpundu

a film by Inès GIRIHIRWE

Rwanda, 2021, Fiction, 13 mins, DCP



Title: ‎BREAKING GROUND
Type: Short film fiction
Country: Rwanda
Year: 2021
Running Time: 13 min.
Language: Kinyarwanda | English
Subtitles: English
Format: DCP
#FemmeMaisPasQue #NotOnlyWoman #BreakingGround #shortfilm #imitanaproductions

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
In our society, there are like codes that imply how a married woman should behave, and acting differently often excludes you from normal people. This, from time to time pressures some women to tolerate unacceptable conditions in their homes.
Breaking Ground is a combination of fiction and some real life stories spiced up with some personal wish to see more daring women that challenge such beliefs by being themselves.


NOTE BY THE FESTIVAL WRITER: Reflective Encounters
« As a pot of tea boils over, frothy milk spitting on a hot stovetop, Anna makes a decision. She is ready to step out of the violence that permeates her life. Inès Girihirwe’s drama about a Rwandan woman on the precipice of leaving an abusive relationship is full of a palpable loneliness thanks to the darkness and lengthy silences that engulf the first half of the film. The stifling house she lives in thrums with tension, but when Anna finds solace with a group of women, she allows colour and commotion back into her life.

It is difficult to explore the complexities of abusive relationships and the struggle to leave them. Often the language we use refers to strength, inadvertently implying weakness of those who cannot or do not leave. Breaking Ground doesn’t cast aspersions on Anna for her decisions. Instead, it recognises the impact of her isolation, and then relishes in the sense of community that she finds with other women.

Anna’s story is not over. It is not shown to be heroic or unique, but that makes it no less important. Breaking Ground looks at a woman at the beginning of the journey to learning to embrace herself again, and that is enough. »
– Malaika Kegode
(2021 Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, UK)

CAST
Rosine Bazongere
Cheryl Isheja
Alphonse Karangwa
Leslie Irebe Karangwa
Micheline Muhimpundu
Natasha Muziramakenga

Producers: Aimé Philbert Mbabazi, Samuel Ishimwe

DIRECTOR: Inès Girihirwe
Screenplay: Ines Girihirwe
Cinematographer: Bora Shingiro
Editor: Richard Mugwaneza
Music: Fever Ray

PRODUCTION
Imitana Productions (Kigali)
through the filmmaking workshop « Creative power in Constraint » (early 2020)

supported by
Goethe-Institut Kigali,
Coopération Suisse Grands Lacs
Rwanda Arts Initiative

PRINT COPY
Inès Girihirwe

LINKS
www.facebook.com/Imitana-Productions-446042079271825/


FESTIVALS / AWARDS
* Nominee /// JCC 2021 (Tunisia) – www.jcctunisie.org/eng/filmsDetail.php?id_film=32
* selection /// Film Fest Gent (Belgique) –
* selection /// Afrika Film Festival 2021 (Cologne, Germany) (09/25/2021, 18:00 / 4PM, FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG) – www.afrikafilmfestivalkoeln.de/fr/programme/actuelle/actual-programm-detail/breaking-ground-11
* European Premiere /// 2021 FIFF | 35th Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland, April 16 – 25, 2021) – www.fiff.ch/fr/breaking-ground
* selection /// Encounters Film Festival 2021 (Bristol, UK, Online from 1 – 30 September 2021) – www.encounters.film/breaking-ground
* Special Jury Prize for Direction (Live Action Short Film) /// 47th SIFF 2021 (Seattle, USA, April 14-24, 2021) – www.siff.net/festival/breaking-ground
-Selection : Clermont-Ferrand International Shortfilm Festival 2022, Category « Regard d’Afrique »


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إيناس جيريهيروي – رواندا

النوع : روائي
مدة الفيلم : 13 min
سنة الانتاج : 2020
البلد : رواندا

المخرج : إيناس جيريهيروي


2021 | Carthage Film Festival – JCC | مسابقة الأفلام الروائية القصيرة (Tunis, Tunisie) /// 30 Oct – 6 Nov 2021
www.jcctunisie.org/ar/filmsDetail.php?id_film=32
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