To Repel Ghosts

  • 20'
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • 2013
Based on artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's journey to Abidjan in the 1980s. Ivorian painter Watt and his friends show him around. Exhausted by visions and depression Basquiat seeks salvation in traditional art and local healing rituals.
Director
Philippe Lacôte
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Côte d'Ivoire
Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
20'
Medium
DCP
Language
French
Producer
Claire Gadéa
Production Company
Banshee Films
Sales
Big World Cinema
Screenplay
Philippe Lacôte
Cinematography
Delphine Jaquet
Editor
Barbara Bossuet
Cast
Alexandre Desane
Website
http://www.goethe.de/africanmetropolis