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Slamdance 2013 Preview: 'The Court of Shards' (Family Objects To Decision To Marry African Lover)

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act December 6, 2012 at 5:40PM

One of a few highlights from the Slamdance Film Festival's 2013 lineup, announced earlier this week, is the German film, The Court of Shards.
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Court Of Shards

One of a few highlights from the Slamdance Film Festival's 2013 lineup, announced earlier this week, is the German film, The Court of Shards.

From writer, director Jan Eilhardt, the film, which will be making its world premiere at Slamdance, is described as follows:

Despite their disabilities, the two friends Nora and Isabel try to lead normal lives. Strangely enough, it is their family, well-meaning friends and care workers who appear not to want that at all. When Nora decides one day to marry her African lover Amadou, her family does everything in its power to stop her. The foreigner's presence sets in motion a series of unfortunate events: a suicide, a bitter deal, and a forced homecoming. And the consequences have only just begun...

Ouch! He's not quite the good luck charm is he?

All kidding aside... The film is further described as an experimental narrative, and looking at the trailer below, I'm reminded of the Dogme 95 movement started by Lars Von Trier and his co-horts. I couldn't help but remember Thomas Vinterberg's The Celebration (Festen) for example.

But it looks like the tale is centered on the narrative of the 2 sisters, and the "African lover" (they don't say what country in Africa he's from exactly) may just be a MacGuffin or an *exotic* convenience, and he's ultimately irrelevant. 

We'll see when we actually see the film next month.

By the way, Amadou is played by Baba Oury Barry, his very first role (according to IMDB).

Watch the trailer for The Court Of Shards:


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