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TALK: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ISAACH DE BANKOLÉ
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The legendary Isaach De Bankolé in Montréal! Screening of his career’s highlights, followed by the presentation of the 2019 MIBFF Career Achievement Award! Then, we’ll dive into an intimate conversation, where he will discuss his life, his path full of pitfalls, but also, share his view on the state of diversity and inclusion on screen, his advice to actors who want to go to Hollywood and more. A privileged moment with the César award winning (BLACK MIC MAC) actor from Ivory Coast, who is also a recipient of French Legion D’Honneur. He was featured in BLACK PANTHER, SHAFT (alongside Samuel L. Jackson), SNAKEATER, MIAMI VICE, CASINO ROYALE, HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A NEGRO WITHOUT GETTING TIRED adapted from Dany Laferrière’s first novel.
Moderated by FABIENNE COLAS, Actress, Filmmaker, MIBFF Presdient & Founder
General Admission includes:
Tribute & Conference (7PM)
Don’t forget to bring your camera!!
Isaach De Bankolé, César award winning (BLACK MIC MAC) French/African actor, who is also a recipient of French Legion D’Honneur, was born on the Ivory Coast. Mr. De Bankolé has an extensive filmography, and in 2011, the Museum of Art and Design, in association with the Alliance Francaise in New York presented a month long career survey of his work. Isaach is most recently was featured in the unprecedented African American Marvel Feature hit film BLACK PANTHER as The River Tribal Elder as well as the new SHAFT film (alongside Samuel Jackson), and NY indie SNAKEATER. Recently he has been seen in movies like : MOTHER OF GEORGE (Sundance 2013), I AM SLAVE (Toronto Film Festival 2010). He has also appeared in such US films as Michael Mann’s MIAMI VICE or CASINO ROYALE and has starred in many international films like HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A NEGRO WITHOUT GETTING TIRED (Canada)
Isaach also directed the documentary TRAVELING MILES, documenting the 1998-touring schedule of jazz singer Cassandra Wilson in Australia and New Zealand.Mr.
Isaach has graced the stages of Paris in such plays as QUAI OUEST, DANS LA SOLITUDE DES CHAMPS DE COTON, and he toured Africa and France in his one man show MA VIE DANS LA BROUSSE DES FANTOMES.
De Bankolé has three films in preparation to direct, two of which he has written, ONE WAY TICKET and MY NAME IS NOBODY, and a trilogy of short films to be shot in Africa which have been written and will be exec produced by longtime collaborator Jim Jarmusch.