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LILI AND THE BAOBAB

Aged 33, Lili goes to Africa for the first time in her life, to Agnam, a Sahelian village in Senegal. Her local council has asked her to photograph the infrastructure they financed as part of the twinning of the two towns. Although the immediate affection and curiosity that she arouses intrigue her, Lili does not really stop to take stock. The photos she has to take protect her when she feels alone and foreign, facing the questions she is asked about her life. In a sense, it is almost without her noticing that Aminata, a woman her age, lays the foundations of an improbable friendship. However, when Lili returns to Normandy, something has shifted, or cracked… and she is projected differently into the life that used to be hers. In her own awkward and impulsive way, Lili will have to implicate herself and deal with the unsettling sensation that Africa has left her. A constant reflection between Africa and France will guide her through her own path. A path where she will give up safety to be able to grow.
                  

Chantal Richard See his other films
Produced by : Blanche Guichou
Company : AGAT FILMS & CIE


Main cast : Romane Bohringer, Aminata Zaaria, Saïdou Abatcha, François Delaive, Mamadou Ly


Genre : Fiction
Duration : 1h30
Year of production : 2005
Available Versions : VF / VO STF
Theatrical release date : 03/05/2006

















Awards :
Festival du film du quartier: Mention spéciale du jury. Quintessence: Mention spéciale du jury. Festival de films de femmes: Mention spéciale du Jury Graine de Cinéphage. Filmfest: Otto Sprenger Prize, Prix du premier film. Festival International de Films d'Innsbruck: Prix du meilleur film francophone de l'Institut Francais d'Innsbruck.

Festival selections :
Festival du film du quartier, Dakar, 2005. Quintessence, Ouidah, 2006. Festival de films de femmes, Créteil, 2006. Filmfest, Hamburg, 2006. Festival International de Films d'Innsbruck, Innsbruck, 2006.

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