Neptune Frost
A group of black people give the camera the middle finger.
ZKM as a guest at the Karlsruhe Cinematheque
Sun, November 19, 2023 11.30 am CET, Film Screening
Kinemathek Karlsruhe
Languages: German, English

A queer, Afrofuturistic sci-fi musical, visually bombastic, musically absolutely breathtaking and narratively incredibly innovative. The film deals with topics such as the exploitation of raw materials and people in Africa, queerness, post-colonialism - but in a brightly colored and thoroughly musical realization.

»Neptune Frost« was made entirely in Rwanda and Burundi, with an all-African cast. After a very extensive and successful festival tour, the film is now finally being released in cinemas with laurels from Cannes, Sundance, Rotterdam, Toronto, a plethora of African and queer festivals as well as the main prize at the festival in Melbourne. (Text: Karlsruhe Cinematheque)


Helga Huskamp (Managing Director ZKM)
Alistair Hudson (Scientific-Artistic Chairman ZKM)

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USA, Ruanda 2021, 105 min., Original version with subtitles
Directors: Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams
With: Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Eliane Umuhire and others
Production: Swan Films


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