Philbert Mbabazi Sharangabo is one of East Africa’s promising young Film makers raising the African Film career higher. The Rwandan film maker emerged winner at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, one of the biggest world’s most sought short film festival.
Dubbed ‘I Got My Things and Left,’ the film was awarded Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen , which all room place from May 1 to 6 at Filmpalast, Oberhausen.
The 22 minutes 23 seconds film is a Rwanda-Swiss co-production by Imitana Productions and Cocoon Productions, which is inspired by the free spirit of Dambudzo Marechera – an iconoclast, boundary-crossing key figure of African literature – a mourning process becomes a trigger for self-reflection and transformation. Shifting elegantly between language registers – from poetry to performance, from music to personal diary, from reality to its cinematic interpretation – this profound meditation on loss and transience becomes a celebration of inner freedom, both on a human level and of cinema as a language.