CAIRO – 10 November 2017: Animated French drama ‘Adama’ (2015) will be part of the lineup for the 10th edition of the Panorama of the European Film Festival, set to screen on Friday, November 17.
This unique computer-animated film from director Simon Rouby tells the story of 12-year-old Adama, a young boy who has only known the safety and comfort of his African village. When his older brother goes off to France in order to fight in World War I, Adama risks everything and leaves his home to seek him out, going on a journey across the vast expanse of Africa into the heart of war-torn Europe.
While aimed for young audiences, Adama features richness to its plot that also appeals to adults, allowing them to ponder the more complicated aspects of the socio-political history that Adama is based off. The film also features a unique combination of computer-animated characters with realistic movements and hand-painted backgrounds, which contrast and compliment to create an animated experience like nothing else.
Adama premiered in France on October 21, 2015. It won the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival’s ‘Gan Foundation Aid for Distribution for a Work in Progress’ Award.
The Panorama of the European Film Festival runs from November 8 until November 18.