Kigali cinema goers flock to Ishyo
Tuesday’s film screening of a German love inspired film by Tom Tykwer, at the Goethe-Institut, attracted quite an audience.
Also in attendance were German animation film makers Isabella Plucinska and Yann Jouette, who have been in Rwanda for about a week, conducting an animation film workshop that is sponsored by the Goethe- Institut and hosted by Kwetu Film Institute.
Isabella’s animation clay film, “Esterhazy” was the first to be screened.
“Esterhazy (a rabbit) is set in a divided Berlin, where rabbits live amongst people, eat sweets and get caught up in the politics of the day. It’s a love story like no other,” said Isabella.
Plucinska also says her first visit to Rwanda has been an amazing experience and the film makers she is tutoring are just like film makers in Europe, with amazing and exceptional ideas.
The animation was followed by the long-awaited film, “Run Lora Run”.
“I really enjoy love movies and though at some point Run Lola Run was sad, I wasn’t disappointed, it was a movie I would watch over and over again,” said Kamila Maridadi.
The 81-minute “Run Lola Run” is an incredibly exciting film that features Lola (Franka Potente) who has twenty minutes to find 100,000 Deutsch-Marks and get it across town; otherwise her boyfriend Manni (Mortiz Bleibtreu) will be killed.
The film opens with Lola on the phone with Manni, who is calling from a payphone and visibly distraught. It seems that her dim-witted boyfriend left a bag containing a large sum of money on the subway, money that is owed to the crime boss that Manni works for.
With the boss on his way to pick up the money at noon, Manni has only twenty minutes to replace the cash or suffer the fatal consequences.
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