NEPTUNE FROST

Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams
USA/Rwanda, 2021
109 min.

As a coltan miner and a hacker find each other in a dystopic future, their mutual feelings of dissonance and dissent become song. The natural world and the virtual one collide in hypnotic visuals, giving birth to an Afro-futuristic musical of politically charged splendour.

Neptune Frost explodes with creative vigour into a musical experience of dissent, where politically charged verses about a dystopian future speak with equal relevance about current dangers, crises and modes of oppression. Technology is both a tool for colonialist control and one for revolution. The natural landscapes of Burundi blend with the modern aesthetics of the virtual world, while opposites and states of being converge into one – dream and reality, the magical and the technological, male and female. An amalgamation of beats and genres fuel protests and resistance, giving freedom to expression and to identity in all its forms. Imbued with a powerful Afro-futuristic vision, Neptune Frost is a hypnotic call to action. (Dora Leu, BIEFF 2022)

Date and Location

28th of September, 20:30, Cinema Elvire Popesco

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Saul Williams

Saul Williams is an American poet, musician and actor. He made his acting debut in Marc Levin’s Slam, which won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Caméra d’Or. Saul published five books of poetry and released six music albums, having collaborated with artists including: Kanye West, Nas, Janelle Monae, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine.

Anisia Uzeyman

Anisia Uzeyman (b. Rwanda) is an actress, playwright and director. She studied Drama at the Superior School of Theater in France. Her directorial debut Dreamstates was shot entirely on iPhones and starred Saul Williams, William Nadylam and Beau Sia. Her first book Saolomea will be published by Not a Cult this Fall.

  • Technical sheet
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY: Anisia Uzeyman
  • EDITING: Anisha Acharya
  • PRODUCTION DESIGN: Cedric Mizero, Antoine Nshimiyimana
  • ART DIRECTION: Cedric Mizero, Anisia Uzeyman
  • COSTUME DESIGN: Cedric Mizero
  • CAST: Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Eliane Umuhire, Elvis Ngabo, Dorcy Rugamba, Rebecca Mucyo, Trésor Niyongabo, Eric Ngangare, Cecile Kayiregawa, Natasha Muziramakenga, Ekaterina Baker

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