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Pour de Vrai | For Real

Film / Documentary / France

2022, Dir.: Ugo Mangin, 52 mins, original with English subtitles
European premiere
Q&A with director Ugo Mangin and rapper Ichon

From provocative gangster rapper to soft singer-songwriter - Ichon, real name Yann-Wilfred Bella Ola, is reinventing himself. ‘Pour de Vrai’ is the title of his first solo album, and ‘Pour de Vrai’ (For Real) is also the name of the documentary film by director and music video producer Ugo Mangin, which follows style icon Ichon during his transformation. In MiniDV aesthetics, the film offers unusually intimate insights into the crisis-ridden inner life of the man and artist Ichon, who undergoes psychotherapy and is coached by his mother. Moments of self-doubt intertwine with manifestly bizarre scenes, like when Ichon is approached by enthusiastic fans in the suburbs about explicit content. For Real centres on nothing less than the essential question of what artistic freedom can be today

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