The fine camera movements and beautiful images interspersed with a superb performance by the actors make Bronx-Barbès a film that’s truly worth seeing.
Gbich – Mendozza y Caramba
Eliane de Latour avoids caricature, miserabilism, and sentimentality. The film is powerful and original, a fascinating fictional tale.
Eliane de Latour has a lot of merit. She shows us that alongside the hushed drawing rooms of the capital, a large number of beggars and paupers are tirelessly waiting for their slice of the national cake.
Libéral – Bakary Nimaga
Bronx Barbès is performed by amateurs with untold abilities. A good film that brings us back to our reality and life truths.
A really strong film. Eliane de Latour’s Bronx-Barbès has rhythm, pace, energy, humour, and the poetry of the streets – it is an “explosive” cocktail mixing together the bright lights and dark shadows of the great urban spaces in Africa and the world.
L’Agora – Kader Assoumane Bamba
The scenes mainly filmed in Abidjan and San Pedro are fast-paced. The actors, mainly young novices, are directed to perfection. A fine work of fiction by Eliane de Latour.
Le Patriote – Liliane Tiépokin
This film wants to erase the catastrophic image of the Black continent that is presented in the West. A must-see film in the days to come.
La Bombe – D.T.
Far from clichés about eternal Africa, she [E de L] presents us with Abidjan’s marginalized youth. Between violence, mythology, and friendship, a new urban generation – the ghettomen – proclaim their desire to make it.
Volontaires – Yves Hardy