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Alain Gomis: Resonances

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We’re immensely excited to present French-Senegalese Alain Gomis’ wonderful, Berlin Silver Bear winner Félicité, hot on the heels of its theatrical release, and while still playing in cinemas across the country. To mark the occasion and provide more insight into his fascinating, urgent work, we’ve paired Félicité with his impressive 2001 critically acclaimed debut film As A Man.

“I like resonances. My perception of space is sensorial like the sound of a drop of water falling in a cave. For me that is stronger than a uniquely visual perception of space.” —Alain Gomis


Alain Gomis France, 2007

The sophomore feature film from French-Senegalese Silver Bear-winner Alain Gomis (Félicité), this exploration of the experience of second-generation immigrants is uniquely crafted in a fluid, impressionistic, and near-surreal style that emphasizes, above all, tactile feeling and sensation.

Little Light

Alain Gomis France, 2003

Though it works within that familiar “coming-of-age” tradition, Little Light is foremost a film by Alain Gomis. Directed between his features L’afrance and Andalucia, this is a short film poetic in its brevity, capturing just a single, decisive moment of profound epiphany.

As a Man

Alain Gomis France, 2001

With the superb Félicité in cinemas, we look back at Gomis’ impressive debut. Winner of Locarno’s Silver Leopard, As A Man poses razor-sharp questions around the notion of exile, investigating what it means to be trapped between two worlds yet feel like an outsider in both.

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