Yves’ Promise / Yves’ Versprechen

Frustrated by a corrupt system, Yves leaves his home in Cameroon to try his fortune in Europe. But to get there is more difficult than expected. Yves has been on the road for eight years – and is close to failing. Back home are the people who mean the most to him: his sister Annie, who has been holding the family together since Yves left, his little brother, waiting for Yves to take him to Europe, and his father, who expects him to lead the family to a better life.

A film about family, the dream of Europe and the impossibility of giving up.

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2017

Format
HD, DCP

Length
52 / 79 min

Director
Melanie Gaertner

Production
Stoked Film in cooperation with m-eilenweit film

Original Language
French, German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA Amsterdam 2017