A group of young people in Kigali meet at the home of their deceased friend for a wake. Though he died at a young age, he led a singular life in a conformist society. They spend the evening in remembrance of him and his creative legacy, reflecting on their own life paths.
Philbert Aime Mbabazi Sharangabo`s first short film Ruhago/Destiny FM (2012) won the SIGNIS award for best emerging filmmaker in East Africa at Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2012. He later made three other short films that screened in international film festivals before he attended Haute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva where he graduated in 2017. His first school film "The Liberators“ (2016) premiered in competition at Vision du Réel Nyon 2016 and later received a Special Mention at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur in the Swiss Film school category. His second school short film „Versus“ (2016), premiered in compétition at Uppsala International Film Festival 2016 and screened in competition at Oberhausen Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival and Message to Man IFF. He is currently writing his first feature film Republika, set in Geneva’s Pâquis neighborhood (produced by Golden Egg Productions, Geneva).
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Special Mention)
«I Got My Things and Left» (Rwanda 2018) by Philbert Aime Mbabazi SharangaboMourning a friend is a way of honouring the dead and of rethinking your own way of life and the society you live in. A special mention goes to a film that touched us through its tenderness and poetry. A new and fresh voice that we would like to encourage to continue exploring.