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August 31, 2010

The Importance of Being Elegant

Importance of Being Elegant, The

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2005
Duration 70 minutes
Type Documentary
Country UK / France
Language Lingala and French, with English subtitles
Director(s) George Amponsah
Rating PG 14
Contact george@georgeamponsah.com
 

World-famous musician, Papa Wemba, is at the centre of one of the most bizarre cults in the world: La Sape. Its members, the Sapeurs, are immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and participate in a “religion” of haute couture fashion where the gods have names like Roberto Cavalli, Yohji Yamamoto, Versace, Issey Miyake and Burberry.

Set to the soundtrack of Congo’s extraordinary music, the film follows Wemba, the cult’s flamboyant founder and “spiritual father”—Le Roi De La Sape (The King of la Sape)—as he gets his career back on track after being released from a French prison in 2003. (He’d been charged with smuggling illegal immigrants into Europe for profit.) While he prepares for an extravagant comeback concert, his followers and rivals uphold the Sapeur tradition, in a lifestyle that is full of swagger, even as its converts struggle to hustle a living on the streets of Paris and Brussels.

Trinidad + Tobago premiere.

Awards: Best Documentary, Zanzibar International Film Festival 2005

 





 
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