Synopsis
Ricky has a dream: to make Staff Benda Bilili the best band in Congo Kinshasa. Roger, a street child, more than ever wants to join these stars of the ghetto, who get around in customized tricycles. Together, they must avoid the pitfalls of the street, stay united and find the force to hope in music. For five years, from the first rehearsals to their triumph in international festivals, Benda Bilili ! (“beyond appearances”) is the story of this dream come reality.
Informations techniques
lingala, french
Renaud Barret, Florent de la Tullaye
Renaud Barret, Florent de la Tullaye et Grégoire Delaage
Jean-Christophe Hym
Staff Benda Bilili
Staff Benda Bilili
Professionnal information
Biographies
Florent de la Tullaye

Renaud Barret began his career as a graphic designer and Florent de La Tullaye  as a photographer. They decided to work together to make documentaries, with a special interest in the urban cultures of African capitals. At the same time as these documentaries, they also produced some of the musicians they met to reveal new talents and develop sponsorships with African producers.

 

Renaud Barret

Renaud Barret began his career as a graphic designer and Florent de La Tullaye  as a photographer. They decided to work together to make documentaries, with a special interest in the urban cultures of African capitals. At the same time as these documentaries, they also produced some of the musicians they met to reveal new talents and develop sponsorships with African producers.

 

First film / World premiere
Feature film / France / 1h25 / Directors' Fortnight 2010
Film gallery
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