A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE BY MARJOLIJN PRINS - IN DEVELOPMENT
Fanta (13) is the only girl of a local circus group in Conakry who dreams of a future as a star acrobat. When Fanta fails an audition for a professional circus school, her trainer pressures her to just focus on acrobatics, although her family expects her to help a lot at home. When her mum’s falls ill, Fanta finds herself in a split position between her ambitions and responsibilities. Luckily there is Mami Wata, a majestic goddess, who empowers Fanta to not give up on her dream.
What follows is a magic-realistic journey in the colourful world of circus, unfolding the complexity of emancipation of a young girl in Guinea.
Fantastique is a documentary feature with magic realistic elements for kids between 7 and 12 and their families. It is a coming of age, a film about girl power, the persistence to work and fight for your own dreams and escape from what is expected from you.
Director/Writer Marjolijn Prins
Producers Ellen De Waele & Mirna Everhard
Co-producer Florent Coulon from VraiVrai Films, FR
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
VAF (Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds)
Pascal Decroos Fonds
DEVELOPED with the help of
Kids.Kino Lab 2021
Kids.Kino Industry 2021
Cinekid co-production market 2021
Fipadoc international pitching forum 2022