T-JUNCTION

15.9. Saturday

19:30 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Amil Shivji

Tansania 2017

OF m. engl. UT; DCP; 106 Min.

T-JUNCTION is a story of two girls and their communities. One community lacks formality but finds comfort in solidarity while the other lacks life but adheres to the structures of society. Fatima is a mixed Indian-African young adult who has just lost her estranged father to alcohol. She is unable to mourn his death because of the lack of presence he offered while he was alive. An invisible separation always existed between them. Her mother on the other hand does all she can to mourn as loyal wife should and condemns her daughter’s insolence towards the dead. Fatima has to make simultaneous trips to the hospital to ensure her mother gets the death certificate, a task that bewilders her since her father left no possessions of value for the family. At the hospital, power failures cause her to spend more time than intended and she makes an unlikely companion at the disease-ridden benches.

With director Amil Shivji in attendance