N: The Madness of Reason | LONDON PREMIERE

Tue 4 Nov| 20:30| Ritzy Brixton

N: The Madness of Reason, LONDON PREMIERE
Dir. Peter Krüger
Belgium/Netherlands/Germany. 2014. 102min. Colour. French, Bambara, Dioula, Sénoufo, Songhoy, Agni with English subtitles.

Frenchman Raymond Borremans left Europe for Africa in the mid-20th century to devote his life to the creation of the first encyclopaedia of this ‘other’ world. An ambitious scholar, he yearned for eternal recognition. However, Borremans died having only reached the letter N. With his encyclopaedia incomplete, Borremans’ spirit now drifts around West Africa, caught between life and death, past and present. Written by award-winning Nigerian writer Ben Okri, N: The Madness of Reason is the poetically scripted story of how Borremans tries to complete his unfinished task from beyond death. Through the help of an unnamed African woman, who helps restless spirits find peace, Borremans is led towards his destiny.

Followed by a Q&A with writer Ben Okri.

+ Homecoming
Dir. Jim Chuchu 2013. 11min. Colour. English, Kiswahili with English subtitles.

Fantasy, science fiction and infatuation fuse as an obsessed neighbour invents ever stranger scenarios for wooing the girl of his dreams. Nairobi is being threatened with imminent extinction; this is Max’s last chance to save girl next door Alina and win her affections. However, a mysterious stranger stands in the way of his happiness. A quirky look at obsession and the desire to be noticed.