Simon Rouby & Julien Lilti feature film – Groupe Ouest 2009 – in cinemas

After a tour of festivals (Annecy, Ottawa, San Sebastian, etc.), Adama is now preparing for its release! It will be on French screens on October 21st.

Julien Lilti and Simon Rouby – writer and director of Adama – were coached within Groupe Ouest 2009 Yearly Selection. The film is supported by the Fondation Gan for cinema and was part of TorinoFilmLab Script&Pitch programme in 2010.

Adama is produced by Naïa Productions and distributed by Océan Films. The book Adama (Actes Sud Junior) – written by Julien Lilti and illustrated by Simon Rouby – is available since September 23rd.


Adama tells the odyssey of a Senegalese boy through France during the First World War:
Adama, 12 years old, lives in an isolated village of western Africa. Beyond cliffs is the World of the Breaths, a world at war. When Samba, his older brother, leaves suddenly the village, Adama decides to go in his search.