ANUKTATOP: THE METAMORPHOSIS
Nicolas Pradal, Pierre Selvini | French Guyana, France 2016 | 105 Min. | OmeU
Little Derreck, a native American of the Wayana tribe on the river Maroni in French Guyana, brings us into his world. We follow his dreams and reality in a context of cultural, social and identity crisis. Where generations live side by side without understanding each other. Grandmother Malilou’s memories show us her youth in the fifties. Young Sylvana’s dreams idealize her boyfriend from a different tribe. Young Stéphane’s fantasies take place in Kourou in the European Space Port. Derreck dreams about mythological Wayana warriors. “Anuktatop”, meaning metamorphosis in Wayana, displays a universe where Times mingle between memories of the Elders and future perspectives of the Younger in this remote territory in the French Amazonian Forest.