Adama

2017 ARCHIVE

Recommended ages: 8+

Director: Simon Rouby
With the voices of: Abdoulaye-Azize Diabate, Oxmo Puccino, Pascal Nzonzi, Jack Amba
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2015
Genre: Animation
Rating: PG Violence
Duration: 78 min
Festivals: San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015
Awards: César Awards 2016: Best Animated Film

Adama is a heartfelt tribute to humanity… an innocent but honest adventure.” Shifter Magazine

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Adama lives in a remote village in Western Africa. Beyond the cliffs, the World of Breaths can be found, where the Nassaras reign. One night, Samba, his older brother, disappears. Defying the laws of the elders, Adama decides to set out to find him. With the unwavering determination of a child becoming a man, Adama launches into a quest that will take him beyond the seas, to the North, to the front lines of World War One. Ultimately, Adama’s love for his brother will open an unexpected way to his initiatory journey.

Adama reveals a new perspective on the Great War. Taking the point of view of a boy from a different cultural background, it offers a different view on history, an outsider’s perspective on one of the terrible tragedies of the 20th century. By doing so, the film puts forward essential human truths that counterbalance the horrors of the war scenes: family ties, brotherhood, an honest child’s view on the world with its unshakeable optimistic belief in the good. Graphically the film mixes drawing, painting, modelling and 3D techniques which add to the realism of the film.

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Screenings

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WELLINGTON
Sun 12 Mar 2:00 pm D
Fri 17 Mar 10:30 am D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 12 Mar 12:25 pm
Sat 18 Mar 12:10 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sun 5 Mar 10:30 am
Mon 13 Mar 10:30 am

NELSON
Sat 18 Mar 11:00 am

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 12 Mar 11:30 am
Sat 25 Mar 10:30 am

TIMARU
Sun 19 Mar 11:00 am

ARROWTOWN
Sun 26 Mar 11:00 am

TAURANGA
Sun 19 Mar 11:30 am

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 24 Mar 11:30 am

NEW PLYMOUTH
Sun 2 Apr 10:30 am

HAMILTON
Fri 24 Mar 11:00 am

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 8 Apr 10:30 am

DUNEDIN
Sun 9 Apr 11:45 am

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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