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RUN Unclassified 18+

International Panorama | Feature
D Philippe Lacôte | France,Ivory Coast, 2014
L French
Tags: Crime, Drama, Magic Realism, Political, Thriller
 

"A film that feels both deeply personal and urgent ... Run makes one young man's adventures into a magical realist microcosm of the Ivory Coast's recent history." – Hollywood Reporter

Guerilla assassin Run has just shot the prime minister of the Ivory Coast. Hiding out in the house of a fellow dissident, Assa, while the military tears the country apart looking for him, Run is tormented by memories of his past and the strange contortions of history that have brought him to this point.

A magical and haunted exploration of his country's tortured history, Run is the feature film debut of renowned Ivorean documentary maker Philippe Lacôte. Quietly possessed and infused with a seething, mystical energy, Run offers a deeply humane and utterly enthralling take on an oft-ignored edge of the world, and marks the emergence of a captivating and assured new filmic voice.

"This elliptical coming-of-age fable manages to feel dreamy, moody and picaresque by turns, punctuated by moments of startling violence, and gently imbued with a sense of mysticism rooted in African folklore." – Variety

D/S Philippe Lacôte P Claire Gadéa, Ernest Konan WS Bac Films L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2014

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