As part of their pre-festival screenings, Film Africa will be showcasing Fevers (Fièvres) by Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch, which was a was popular selection from last year’s programme and has gone on to win the top prize at this year’s FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso.
In and out of foster homes since the age of five, 13 year old Benjamin is at war against the world. When his mother goes to jail and reveals the existence of his biological father, Benjamin sees a way out and agrees to live with this unknown man. This man is Karim, in his forties and living with his parents in a suburban ghetto in Paris. He is broken by life. Benjamin’s sudden arrival will test this family to its limits as he hurtles down a path of self-destruction.
Dir. Hicham Ayouch
Colour. French with English subtitles.
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