Monday, 27 June 2016
3rd Navi Mumbai International Film Festival NMIFF-2016 welcomes the submission of Feature Film "ARLETTE-COURAGE IS A MUSCLE" from Germany, Directed by Florian Hoffmann.
A journey from Africa to Berlin turns into an unexpected journey from childhood to adulthood.The film centers around 'Arlette', a 15-year old girl from the Central African Republic who suffered severe injuries during the last war. In Berlin a surgery frees her from her year-long pain. This changes her both physically and mentally: suddenly Arlette is in her puberty. But then war breaks out again in her homeland. What was planned to be a short stay in Berlin turns into a journey without a foreseeable end. Arlette is forced to grow up and take her own decisions about her future. Stranded in Berlin the young girl faces the challenges of a foreign culture and a language she doesn't speak.This film is a long-term observation – told resolutely from the perspective of a young girl from the Central African Republic. And the viewer gets to see our everyday life through the genuine and honest eyes of Arlette.