Red Island

Dir: Robin Campillo
Cast: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Quim Gutiérrez, Charlie Vauselle
116mins   2023   France | Belgium | Madagascar   TBC   French | Malagasy    Subtitled   

At the beginning of the 70s, in Madagascar, a few armed forces and their families live in one of the last French military bases abroad, a relic of the ending French colonial empire.

Influenced by his reading of the intrepid comic book heroine Fantômette, Thomas, a ten-year-old boy, sweeps with a curious glance what surrounds him.

Beneath the carefree expatriate life, his eyes are gradually opening to another reality.

'It’s a compelling, visually exquisite piece of work' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian