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by Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller


A young woman works as a prison guard in a hopelessly overcrowded jail in central Madagascar. She passes the time daydreaming about her father, a murderer, who abandoned her as a child after killing his own brother. In her imagination, her father becomes a mythical killer, wandering the countryside and rolling enchanted dice to decide the fate of his victims. Secretly, she yearns for the day her father will turn up amongst the prisoners. When a new inmate arrives claiming to know her father, her fantasies begin to turn to nightmares.

international title: Zaho Zay
original title: Zaho Zay
country: Austria, France, Madagascar
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller
film run: 78'
screenplay: Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller, Jean-Luc Raharimanana
cinematography by: Georg Tiller
film editing: Barbara Bossuet
music: André Fèvre, Gahms
producer: Thomas Lambert, Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller
production: Subobscura Films, Tomsa Films, Katrafay Films (MG)

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