Wed 11 - Thu 12 Nov

Small Country: An African Childhood

Cert. 12A

Festivals & Series

28th French Film Festival

Petit Pays

111 mins

FRA/BEL | 2019 | dir. Éric Barbier with Jean-Paul Rouve, Djibril Vancoppenolle, Isabelle Kabano, Delya De Medina

Gabriel, aged 10, lives in a comfortable expatriate neighbourhood in Burundi (his Small Country) with his French entrepreneur father and Rwandan mother. Gabriel is a happy child, carefree and running around having adventures with his friends and little sister. Until in 1993 tensions in neighbouring Rwanda spill over, threatening his family and his innocence. Small Country is adapted from the eponymous novel by Franco-Rwandan rapper, songwriter and novelist Gaël Faye who won the Prix Goncourt des lycéens in 2016.

Wed 11 Nov 3.45pm
Thu 12 Nov 6.10pm


Wed 11 Nov
Ciné Lumière II
Thu 12 Nov
Ciné Lumière