This Magnificent Cake!

Directed by Marc James Roels, and Emma De Swaef

Year: 2018
Running Time: 46
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: Belgium, France
Language: Dutch, French
Genres: Animation
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This Magnificent Cake!

Cast
Jan Decleir
Bruno Levie
Paul Huvenne

Crew
Directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels


An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival,  This Magnificent Cake! (Ce Magnifique Gâteau!) is an unforgettable work of stop-motion animation exploring the bitter milieu of Belgium-occupied Congo. In the late 19th century, keen to compete with other European imperial powers on the continent, King Leopold II of Belgium proclaimed, “I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.”  The subsequent occupation of the Congo would come to attract a contingent of servants, merchants and miscellaneous bourgeois driven by everything from insatiable greed to existential fear. From the intimate stories of these characters—many of whom pass through a luxury hotel in the middle of the jungle—emerges a greater narrative concerning the imperialist mentality. In a film by turns surreal, darkly comic and brutal, directors Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef ultimately turn their critical gaze on the colonists themselves in a work of stunning, mysterious beauty.

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