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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - 19.27 July

GIFFONI50 - 18.29 AUGUST / 26-30 DECEMBER

Archivio Film 2019

YAO

Category: Edition 2019

Synopsis
From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, Seydou goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his escape and braves 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while rolling towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots.

Original Title YAO
Italian Title IL VIAGGIO DI YAO
Category Out of competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 103'
Production Year 2018
Nationality France
Directed by Philippe Godeau
Screenplay Agnès de Sacy, Philippe Godeau
Director of photography Jean-Marc Fabre
Editor Hervé De Luze
Music Mathieu Chedid
Main cast Omar Sy
Lionel Louis Basse
Fatoumata Diawara
Germaine Acogny
Alibeta
Produced by Jean-Yves Asselin, Nathalie Gastaldo, Camille Gentet, Philippe Godeau, Maryvonne Le Meur, Omar Sy

 regista Philippe GodeauPHILIPPE GODEAU
Philippe Godeau is a French film producer, director and screenwriter. He worked at the Gaumont Film Company before founding his film company Pan-Européenne. Godeau has produced many films including "An Indipendent Life" (1992) and "Romantics Anonymous" (2010). He collaborated with Jaco Van Dormael in "The Eighth Day" (1996) and "Mr. Nobody" (2009). Godeau has worked with Maurice Pialat, Virginie Despentes, and Jean-Pierre Améris. His directorial debut was the 2009 drama "One for the Road", starring François Cluzet and Mélanie Thierry. The film received five nominations at the César Awards 2010. Godeau’s next film, 11.6 (2013), is based on the real-life story of criminal Toni Musulin.

 

production
Pan Européenne
(France)
www.pan-europeenne.com

world sales
Wild Bunch
(France)
www.wildbunch.eu

Italian distribution
festival contact
Cinema srl
(Italy)
www.cinemasrl.com