Genre: Fantasy

Mami Wata

Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity Mami Wata reigns via the village leader, this genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Vividly shot in black-and-white by the talented and award-winning Lílis Soares, Obasi’s third feature is an ambitious visual experience. […]

Brand Upon the Brain!

Shot in nine days, this story of a man’s return to his childhood home has been described as a collaboration between Poe and Dalí, a Freudian vampire film and an avant-garde excursion. When it premiered at TIFF in 2006, it was accompanied by a live orchestra, a singer, an interlocutor and Foley artists. Maddin’s silent horror about […]