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Title This Magnificent Cake. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. GKIDS Films, 2018.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (44 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Gaston Motambo, Jan Decleir, Wilm Willaert
Event Originally produced by GKIDS Films in 2018.
Summary In the late 19th century, keen to compete with other European imperial powers on the continent, King Leopold II of Belgium proclaimed, “I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.” The subsequent occupation of the Congo would come to attract a contingent of servants, merchants and miscellaneous bourgeois driven by everything from insatiable greed to existential fear. From the intimate stories of these characters — many of whom pass through a luxury hotel in the middle of the jungle – emerges a greater narrative concerning the imperialist mentality. In a film by turns surreal, darkly comic and brutal, directors Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef ultimately turn their critical gaze on the colonists themselves in a work of stunning, mysterious beauty. Official Selection at the **Cannes Film Festival**, **Toronto International Film Festival**, and **Telluride Film Festival**.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In Dutch
Subject Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures.
Short films.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author De Swaef, Emma, film director.
James Roels, Marc, film director.
Motambo, Gaston, actor.
Decleir, Jan, actor.
Willaert, Wilm, actor.
GKIDS Films (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 7440425 Kanopy
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