Anuktatop: the metamorphosis
original title: Anuktatop: la métamorphose
2016, 105 min., color, French-Wayana
COUNTRIES: France, French Guiana
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Derreck Opoya, Malilu Opoya, Sylvana Opoya, Stéphane Toineïke, Eda Alupki
Cinematographer : Tarek Sami
Producers : David Crochet
IDFA 2016 Competition for First Appearance
Little Derreck, a native American of the Wayana tribe on the river Maroni in French Guyana, brings us into his world.
We follow his dreams and reality in a context of cultural, social and identity crisis. Where generations live side by side without understanding each other. Grand-mother Malilou’s memories show us her youth in the fifties. Young Sylvana’s dreams idealize her boyfriend from a different tribe. Young Stéphane’s fantasies take place in Kourou in the European Space Port. Derreck dreams about mythological Wayana warriors.
“Anuktatop”, meaning metamorphosis in Wayana, displays a universe where Times mingle between memories of the Elders and future perspectives of the Younger in this remote territory in the French Amazonian Forest.
“It is with a lif-saving impulse that this film invents the possibility of another culture”, – Les Cahiers du cinéma