25th February - 3rd March
Director: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
Belgium/France, 2021, 1 hour 30 minutes, subtitles
Effervescent Aya lives for the day, caring for her little brother, arguing with her mum, a normal teenage life in many ways. Except that the island she lives on is disappearing beneath the sea. So her family must decide whether to move their house, or first dig up Aya’s father’s bones before his grave disappears below the waves. Cleverly treading the line between documentary and fiction Aya faces her uncertain future with a huge smile and a joyful sense of adventure.
“Subverts expectation at several crucial junctures."
UK online premier
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