Saturday 4 November @ 3.15pm | Arc Cinema| $16/13
2017 | CTC | 96 mins| France | D: Emmanuel Gras
Winner of the Critics’ Choice award at the Cannes Film Festival this year, MAKALA is a poignant and truly unforgettable depiction of life for Kasongo, a 28 year-old charcoal-maker living in the poorest of conditions in the Congo. With minimal dialogue and a quiet simplicity, MAKALA reveals the painstaking efforts that Kasongo goes through to make and sell charcoal in order to support his family. His dreams of a richer life are always eluding him but his aspiration provides the momentum that drives the film forward. With no need for commentary or sentimentality the film speaks loudly to the global disparities of wealth distribution. Using simple cinematic tools to do so, MAKALA emerges as nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece.