Trailers for upcoming feature films telling African stories that have yet to be released in the United States in any format.
LE MARCHAND DE SABLE (SLUMLORD, 2023) | Dir. Steve Achiepo | France/Ivory Coast | 2011. Affected by years in prison, Djo is a delivery driver in the city of Cergy. As civil war erupts in Côte d’Ivoire, he finds himself having to clandestinely house members of his family. The prospect of offering a better life to his daughter is gradually tipping him into a spiral where he will lose control. No US distributor yet
FATHER & SOLDIER (TIRAILLEURS, 2023), Film, France, No US distributor yet
Bakary Diallo enlists in the French army to be near Thierno, his 17-year-old son, who was forced to serve. Sent to the front, father and son must brave the war together. Animated by the ardor of his Captain who wants to lead him into the heart of the battle, Thierno must emancipate himself and become a man. Meanwhile, Bakary does whatever it takes to spare his son from fighting and to bring him home safe and sound.
RYE LANE (2023), Film, UK, Hulu, March 31
Set in the heart of South London, RYE LANE follows the whirlwind romance between two twenty-somethings reeling from bad break-ups, who connect over the course of an eventful day – helping each other deal with nightmare exes and potentially restoring their faith in romance. Raine Allen-Miller’s romcom starring Vivian Oparah and David Jonsson, produced by Yvonne Ibazebo, will be out Mar 17 in UK cinemas. It goes straight to Hulu in the US on Mar 31.
UNSEEN (2023), Series, South Africa, Netflix, March 29
Upcoming South African crime drama series follows a house cleaner whose desperate search for her husband ultimately drives her to violence. Created by Travis Taute and Daryne Joshua, UNSEEN stars Gail Mabalane and premieres March 29th only on Netflix.