New York Premiere of PANKE, Tuesday, June 5 at Anthology Film Archives
A film by Alejo Franzetti
(Argentina/Germany, 46 min.
In Bissa, German, French with English subtitles)
New York Premiere!
Q&A with director Alejo Franzetti
“Panke is an ode to survival; a very careful meditation on the melancholy of immigrants, made with a tone at once convincing and detached. The main character has nothing but the memories of his mother in Burkina Faso and his recently deceased brother. His brother, however, despite his death, demands attention.
The body needs to be recognized before the authorities of an unknown city, the necessary papers need to be taken care of, as do the arrangements to return the body to Burkina Faso: a whole prosaic annex of death with rules that become urgent amidst the mourning.
Focusing almost entirely on one character, this singular film reflects on the experience of displacement, as the protagonist sets out on a trip by foot towards an unlikely resolution of his tribulations.”
—Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, BAFICI.
Presented as part of
If You Can Screen It There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema,
co-presented by Anthology Film Archives and Cinema Tropical.
Programmed by Matías Piñeiro and Carlos A. Gutiérrez.
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