A seamstress in Douala, Pierrette raises her children alone and looks after her mother. She is used to living hand to mouth, but she still has to navigate the odd pickpocket and the flooding of her house and workshop. Pierrette stiches together cloth, holding together the film and the fabric of her life, while her clients offload to her about their problems. A fiction built largely from documentary material, Mambar Pierrette is admirably straightforward and without pathos. It is a reflection of its leading actress: valiant, discreet and above all resilient.
Rosine Mbakam grew up in Yaoundé in a popular neighborhood that nourished her imagination as a filmmaker. After working at STV in Douala and studying at INSAS, she founded her production company Tândor Productions. She directed four feature-length documentaries. The New Yorker described her as "an original filmmaker of exceptional sensitivity; one of the greatest documentary filmmakers working today".
Pierrette Aboheu (Pierrette Mambar), Karelle Kenmogne (Karelle), Cécile Tchana (Mabreuh), Fabrice Ndjeuthat (Alphonse)
Loïc Villiot, Roger Mboupda, Aline Gavroy
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