Un pays plus beau qu’avant is a film about the Congo made in Brussels. The wanderings of Jean Simon, a small-time businessman, reveal the outlines of a microcosm of informal commerce within the Congolese diaspora.
His everyday economic urgency connects with the political urgency regarding the situation back home as experienced from a distance by the Congolese living in Europe. The film orbits around these two imperatives, in a constant negotiation between here and elsewhere, the past and the present.
"Un pays plus beau qu'avant", world premiere at Millenium Festival, Brussels, 23/03/2019.