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Zaho Zay

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Zaho Zay

Synopsis

A young woman works as a guard in a hopelessly overcrowded prison in Madagascar. She passes the time daydreaming about her father, a murderer who abandoned her as a child after killing his own brother. In her imagination, her father becomes a mythical killer, wandering the countryside and rolling enchanted dice to decide the fate of his victims. Secretly, she yearns for the day he might turn up amongst the prisoners. When a new inmate arrives claiming to know her father, the young woman’s fantasies begin to turn to nightmares. 

Length: 78 min
Format: RED 8K
Ratio: 2:1
Language: French, Malagasy

Country / Year

Austria, France, Madagascar / 2020

Production

Subobscura Films AT
Tomsa Films FR
Katrafay Film MG

Cast

Eugène Ranaïvojaona
Eva Ranaïvojaona
Nabiha Akkari

Crew

Writers, Directors

Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller

Narration written by

Raharimanana

Producers

Thomas Lambert
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller

Cinematography

Georg Tiller

Editor

Barbara Bossuet

Music, Sound Design

André Fèvre

Sound Recording

Térence Meunier
Herimandresy Randriambololona

Film Festivals

FID Marseille 
dok Leipzig
Jihlava FF
Viennale
Torino FF
cph:dox
HotDocs Toronto
ficunam
FIDOCS
thishumanworld
Split FF

Awards

Renaud Victor & Special Jury Mention — Int. Competition FIDMarseille
Erste MehrWertpreis​— Viennale

Trailer