1hr 45mins

The cosmic bond between an Intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner ignites a revolution against an interdimensional authoritarian regime in this mesmerising, anti-capitalist sci-fi musical from Saul Williams.

This film preview screens as a part of our season Set it Off: A Tribute to Black Genre Cinema, click here to learn more.

This feature contains scenes of flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
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Black Genre Cinema
Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams
Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French & English
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

When a brutal act of violence on a coltan mine causes Matalusa (Bertrand Ninteretse) to flee, a dream guides him to the enigmatic Neptune, an Intersex hacker portrayed by both Elvis Ngabo and Cheryl Isheja.

Together, they unite with a hacker collective inhabiting an otherworldly e-waste camp to overthrow the oppressive regime exploiting the region’s people and resources.

Made with an entirely Rwandan and Burundian cast and crew, Neptune Frost blends its electric afro-futurist cyberpunk aesthetics with an intoxicating fusion of traditional and contemporary music.

Through their radically bold stylistic choices, co-directors Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman craft a visionary exploration of the colonial and capitalist roots of economic exploitation in African mining regions, and the role of human connection versus technology in the fight against oppression.

“The future of Black film. Pure cinematic power” – Hollywood Reporter

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Sun 18 Sep

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