VILLA VILLEKULLA (UK Premiere)

VILLA VILLEKULLA (UK Premiere)

Part of the Film Africa 2020 Doc Shorts programme

Monday 2 November | 18:30 | Rich Mix, Screen 1

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Dir. Patricia Bbaale Bandak

Denmark 2019. 29 mins. Danish, Luganda, English with English subtitles.

In “Villa Villekulla”, we follow the Bbaale siblings, as they mix Danish traditions for meals and games, with Ugandan prayers, dances and songs. Playful moments alternate with painful intimate conversations between them, as they open up about their own experiences of dealing with trauma, pain, and the lack of adult supervision.

Film Africa Doc Shorts programme
A selection documentary shorts exploring migration and exile, mental health and family histories, among other themes. With a pre-recorded intro from Film Africa programmer Katarina Hedrén.


Director Patricia Bbaale Bandak headshot

Patricia Bbaale Bandak

Patricia Bbaale Bandak was born in Uganda in 1987. Patricia graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2019 with “Villa Villekulla”, which was nominated for a Danish Academy Award. She is currently in development with her first documentary feature “Better I Go Suffer”, for which she won the main prize in the Nordic Talents pitch competition.