KINSHASA KIDS

Synopsis

Eight street children, considered sorcerers by their families, set up a music group to thwart their fate and take back control of their lives. Helped by Bebson, a lively musician who improvises as a manager, they will thrill Kinshasa!

Technical sheet

Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg

Casting: José Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza, Emmanuel Fakoko, Gabi Bolenge, Gauthier Kiloko, Joël Eziegue, Mickaël Fataki, Sammy Molebe, Bebson de la Rue, Joséphine Nsimba Mpongo

Duration: 82 minutes

Year: 2012

A Wajnbrosse production 

In coproduction with Inti Films (Belgique) et Crescendo Films (France)

With the support of Inti Films, Le Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, RTBF, VOO, Canvas, Le Fonds Audiovisuel FLamand (VAF), DGD, CNC, France Télévisions, Baya, Unicef et Eurimages

 

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"A film that is both radiant and fair"

La Libre

"Wajnberg has found, quite magically, the right tone"

Le Soir​

"We leave Kinshasa Kids with the feeling of having been the privileged witness of an extraordinary project"

Cineuropa

"It's raw, pure, toned and courageous"

Le Mad

FESTIVALS

AWARDS

Venice days 2012 (Venice, Italy);

TIFF 2012 (Toronto, Canada);

NYFF 2012 (New York, United States);

BIFF 2012 (Busan, South Korea)

As well as 47 other festivals including Festroia, London, Vancouver, Prague and Mexico

Human Rights Prize - Stars and Paintings of European Cinema (Strasbourg)

Audience Award - Bucharest Film Festival 2013

Special mention "Man and his environment" - Festival de Festroia 2013

Prize for the best foreign film - Black Screen Festival of Yaoundé 2013

Favorite - Marrakech Festival 2013

Humanum Prize - Belgian Film Press Union 2014

Magritte for Best Editing - Les Magritte du Cinéma 2014

Nomination for Best Film - Les Magritte du Cinéma 2014