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Makala (2017)

Makala (2017)




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In the Congo, a young villager hopes to offer his family a better future. For resources, he has his arms, the surrounding bush, and tenacious willpower. While out on dangerous and exhausting roads to sell the fruit of his labor, he will discover the value of his effort and the cost of his dreams.


Critic Reviews for Makala

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Emmanuel Gras' camera embraces the subject's every move with such rapt intimacy and cinematic poetry it's easy to forget this is not a fictional drama.

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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One of those sly, low-key films whose early scenes will leave you unsure whether you're watching a documentary or a drama marked by a docu-real aesthetic, Makala's depiction of back-breaking labor is as no-frills as the work itself.

May 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Interesting in a watch-at-home, National-Geographic-Channel sort of way ...

May 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The quality of the camera is simple sublime. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 1, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Gorgeously enveloping... [M]ore an anthropological document that nevertheless feels like a fictional narrative. And one with mythic overtones...

October 26, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The biggest obstacle that Makala finds is its imbalance in the narrative and the discursive consequences that it entails. [Full review in Spanish]

May 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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