Black Tea

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Run Time 110 min

After saying no on her wedding day, Aya leaves the Ivory Coast for a new life in the buzzing “Chocolate City” in Guangzhou, China. In this district where the African diaspora meets the Chinese culture, she gets hired in a tea boutique owned by Cai, a Chinese man. In the secrecy of the back shop, Cai decides to initiate Aya to the tea ceremony. Through the teaching of this ancient art, their relationship slowly turns into tender love.  But for their burgeoning passion to lean on trust, they must let go of their burdens and face their past. 

Name Role
Abderrahmane Sissako Director
Nina Melo Aya
Han Chang Cal
Ke-Xi Wu Ying
Country France, Taiwan, Luxembourg, Mauritania
Languages Mandarin, English, French, Portuguese
Subtitles Yes
Run time 110 min
Film Festivals Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival