Love Letters From Somalia

Love Letters From Somalia

A film by Frédéric Mitterrand

In its own way, Frédéric Mitterrand’s film is a continuation of those tales of travel so popular in the 19th century. It is a film-letter wherein the traveller, who we only hear in voice-over, shares his impressions of Africa while also telling of his disappointments in love. Old colonial trading posts, an interview with Syad Barr – the dictator in power, an encounter with a young Parisian nurse working in a refugee camp all interweave with the constant echoes of lost love. Personal sorrow combines with the grief of a country torn apart by internal conflicts and poverty.

With

Sublime”

— Télérama

Sur les pas de Proust en Somalie”

— Le Quotidien de paris

Il faut le dire, c’est très beau”

— Le Monde

L’élégance passionnelle et distante d’un Höderlin”

— Les Nouvelles littéraires

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INFORMATIONS »

— director
Frédéric Mitterrand
— producers
Les Films du Losange
— duration
1h40
— production year
1982
— release date france
April 21, 1982
— nationality
France
— screenplay
Frédéric Mitterrand
— genre
a feature film
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— coproducers
France 3 Cinéma
— format
1.66
— length
2769 m
— sound format
Mono
— cinematographer
John Cressey
— sound
Pierre Camus
— editing
Luc Barnier
— music
Jean Wiener
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