12 Dec 2017

La Bouche (Camilo Restrepo, 2017)

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Looking like a lost artifact from the 70s, La Bouche is the cinematic epitome of exoticism - produced in France, helmed by a Colombian-born director (with a unique voice) and starring Guinean percussion master Mohamed 'Red Devil' Bangoura and the members of his band, it plays out like a peculiar, vigorous, somewhat mystical and formally daring musical drama that utilizes tribal-like songs to portray the deteriorating mental state of a man grieving for his murdered daughter and burning with desire for revenge.


This short film which forms a 'postcolonial diptych' with Restrepo's previous work Cilaos is currently available at MUBI.

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