Neptune Frost
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Neptune Frost

  • Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman
  • 105 min
  • Rwanda, United States, France
  • 2021
  • Fiction
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Afrofuturistic queer sci-fi musical connects ancient exploitation with modern technology, co-created by the poet and hip-hop artist Saul Williams.

On the surface, Williams and Anisia Uzeyman’s first co-directed film – based on a graphic novel and stage musical by Williams – is a love story that takes places in Rwanda, between Neptune, who is intersex and on the run from oppression, and the miner Matalusa, who extracts coltan, the mineral familiar as a component in mobile phones. A veritable revolution springs from their love. The non-linear story that takes shape is a rich and artistically unrestrained protest against today’s cynical exploitation of the region’s resources and the colonization that preceded it, as well as a tempestuous homage to a timeless, visionary tradition. Extra praise to the fanciful costumes.

- Katarina Hedrén

Language
language.kinyarwanda, language.kirundi, Swahili, French, English
Subtitles
English
Original title
Neptune Frost
  • Experimentell
  • HBTQ
  • Musikal
  • Kärlek
  • Motstånd

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Directors
Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman
Screenplay
Saul Williams
Cinematographer
Anisia Uzeyman
Editors
Anisha Acharya , Dody Dorn ACE
Music
Saul Williams
Cast
Bertrand "Kaya Free" Ninteretse , Cheryl Isheja , Eliane Umuhire , Elvis Ngabo , Rebecca Mucyo , Tresor Niyangabo
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