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Black Tea (Hong Cha)

Abderrahmane Sissako
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Follow Up 2024 110 min France, Mauritania, Luxembourg, Taiwan, Côte d’Ivoire
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Synopsis

A lush romance set between Africa and China.

On her wedding day, Aya, a young woman in her early thirties from Ivory Coast, shocks everyone by rejecting her groom. She moves to Guangzhou, China and finds a job in a tea export shop, where she meets Cai, a 45-year-old Chinese man. They fall in love, but their relationship faces numerous challenges. Can their affair survive the turmoil of their past and other people’s prejudices?

A lush and sensory romance set between China, the Ivory Coast, and Cape Verde. In addition to its timeless love story, Black Tea also offers insight into the complexity of Chinese-African relations.

Cast/Avec

  • Nina Mélo
  • Ke-Xi Wu
  • Han Chang

Screenplay

  • Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Kessen Tall

Cinematographer

  • Aymerick Pilarski

Sound

  • Nicolas Leroy

Music

  • Steve Bouyer
  • Pascal Mayer / Armand Amar

Production

  • Red Lion
  • Archipel 35
  • Arte France Cinéma
  • Cinéfrance Studios
  • Dune Vision
  • House on Fire International

Screenings

Friday 08 March 2024 20:30
Talent présent  •  
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Chinese, French, English
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako
Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako is a Mauritian-born Malian film director and producer known for films which explore globalization and displacement. He studied cinema at the Federal State Film Institute in Moscow and in the 1990s settled in France. His first feature-length film, Waiting for Happiness (2002) won a FIPRESCI Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. His features Bamako (2006) and Timbuktu (2014) were widely acclaimed, with the latter selected to compete for the Palme d’Or and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Filmography

  • Black Tea 2024
  • Al Zubarah (short) 2019
  • Life in AI Barr (short) 2019
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