Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Binti

Year: 2019
Country: BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
Language: Dutch, French
Run Time: 90 minutes

Binti
Binti

Binti and Elias couldn’t be more different. Twelve-year-old Binti is a fast-talking, self-assured tween who dreams of becoming a famous vlogger, while 11-year-old Elias is a sweet, soft-spoken nature-lover whose sole mission is to save the okapis (an endangered Congolese giraffe). After a chance meeting in the woods, the unlikely pair discover they may be the answer to each other’s problems. Born in the Congo, Binti has been living with her father illegally in Belgium since she was a baby. She’s been searching for a woman to marry her father to allow them to stay in the country. Meanwhile, Elias has been living alone with his mother in the wake of his parents’ divorce. To Elias’s dismay, an obnoxious neighbor has begun to move in on his single mother, and Elias is not having it. Can Binti and Elias bring their parents together to save their families and the okapis simultaneously? You’ll have to watch to find out. A playful and adventurous family film that promotes acceptance, inclusion, and saving the okapis, BINTI will keep you equally inspired and entertained from start to finish. (In Dutch and French with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 1:35 PM

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebars
African Diaspora
Family Films

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Frederike Migom

Producer
Katleen Goossens

Screenwriting
Frederike Migom

Cinematography
Joachim Philippe

Editing
Clemence Samson

Principal Cast
Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck, Baloji

Film Contact

Community Partner

Lake Erie Ink

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