Red Island / L’île rouge / La Isla Roja
Dir Robin Campillo, Fr/Bel/Madag, 2023, 117 mins French/Malagasy with subtitles
Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Quim Gutiérrez, Charlie Vauselle
In early 1970s Madagascar a ten-year-old boy, living the carefree expat life in one of the last French military bases abroad, gradually becomes aware of another reality. Frequently poignant and always visually spectacular, a masterful portrayal of colonialism through a child’s eyes.
A compelling, visually exquisite piece of work GUARDIAN