Rwanda, France, Canada, USA
Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams

Neptune Frost

Competition

ABOUT MOVIE

Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective.

Original title
Neptune Frost
Country
Rwanda, France, Canada, USA
Year
January 2021
Duration
105’
Color / Black&White
Color
Genre
Fiction

DIRECTOR:

Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams

Anisia Uzeyman is an actress, playwright, and director. Born in Rwanda, she studied drama at the Superior School of Theater in France. Her directorial debut Dreamstates was shot entirely on iPhones and starred Saul Williams, William Nadylam, and Beau Sia. The film premiered at the LAFF in 2016. She has also directed numerous music videos. Her first book, a poetic treatment of her original screenplay «Saolomea, Saolomea» will be published by Not a Cult this fall.

Saul Williams is an American poet, musician, and actor. He made his acting debut in Marc Levin’s Slam, which he co-wrote. The film won Sundance's Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D'Or in 1998. Saul has published five books of poetry translated into several languages. As a musician, Saul has released six albums and toured and collaborated with artists.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Anisia Uzeyman
Editing
Anisha Acharya
Production design
Cedric Mizero, Antoine Nshimiyimana
Cast
Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse «Kaya Free», Eliane Umuhire, Dorcy Rugamba, Rebecca Mucyo, Trésor Niyongabo
Producer
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Hendel
Production
Swan Films, Sopherim, Knitting Factory Entertainment, Spkn/Wrd, Jmk Films, Quiet
World sales company
Kino Lorber www.kinolorber.com