Aristotle's Plot

Film
An ambitious, self-reflexive snapshot of the achievements of African cinema, this account of a figure called 'Cinema' and his battles to stay faithful to his art (and Aristotle's Poetics, oddly) founders on its rigidly allegorical premise. All sorts of symbolic obstacles put themselves between Cinema and his goal, most memorably a mob of blockbuster-watching gangsters. Playful and enquiring it may be, but writer/director Bekolo's dogmatism tries the patience.

Release details

Duration:
68 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Screenwriter:
Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Cast:
Ken Gampu
Albee Lesotho
Septula Sebogodi
Anthony Levendale
Dylan Wilson-Max
Rudo Hamudikuwanda