Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Ava DuVernay Won Ava DuVernay Won Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! Now in Demand: Black Actors - Morris Chestnut Books Starring Role in Investigative Drama Pilot for Fox Now in Demand: Black Actors - Morris Chestnut Books Starring Role in Investigative Drama Pilot for Fox Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Moussa Touré's 'La Pirogue' Gets A Theatrical Release Date + First Full Trailer

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act October 4, 2012 at 6:06PM

Moussa Touré's 'La Pirogue' Gets A Theatrical Release Date + First Full Trailer
0
pirogue 6

Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue (The Pirogue), which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the Canne Film Festival this year, and continued to play film festivals all over the world (although none in the USA yet), is set to begin its commercial theatrical run in France, about 2 weeks from today.

Paris-based Rezo Films and Studio 37 will release La Pirogue in theaters, in France, on October 17.

The fact that the film, like many Senegalese films, is a co-production between France and Senegal, probably was of influence on its opening first is France. 

Recapping... synopsis on the film, which is described briefly as a story about undocumented immigrants:

La Pirogue is the moving story of a group of Senegalese men who set off for Europe on a simple fishing boat, hoping for a better life. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue who dreams of earning a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing the dangers that lie ahead. Adroitly capturing the dilemmas facing these desperate men, La Pirogue is a powerful depiction of a story that is internationally relevant.

The question now is whether it'll open anywhere else in the world. It should. Although according to IMDBPro, it doesn't have any distributors in any other country but France.

Given its Cannes pedigree, we expected it to make its USA debut at the New York Film Festival (ongoing) but it wasn't in the festival's lineup. We won't be surprised if it ends up at one of the upcoming New York African film festivals - either the African Diaspora International Film Festival, or the New York African Film Festival.

If not, then maybe the Pan African Film Festival.

It's a film that's high on our to-see list, and we'll continue to update you of its travels.

But our readers in France will be able to see it when it opens there on October 17.

All we've seen of the film so far are short clips; Rezo Films cut a new release trailer (the film's first) which is embedded below; although it's for the French release, so it's not subtitled in English. But knowing the story, the images correlate:

This article is related to: La pirogue


Shadow & ActNewsletter