EN – Screenings – Aya
by Simon Coulibaly Gillard
Movies for Middle school
Fiction / Belgium, France / 2021 / 1h31
Presented at the Cannes ACID and the Namur FIFF, where the principal actress received the prize for the best interpretation, Aya will enchant you. A film where the serious subjects of ecology and rising sea levels are counterbalanced by sunny, luminous Aya.
Aya grows up with her mother on the island of Lahou. Joyful and carefree, she enjoys harvesting coconuts and sleeping on the sand. But her paradise is doomed to be swallowed up by the sea. As the waves threaten her home, Aya makes a choice: however high the sea may rise, she will not leave her island.