….“The Adventures of Selika,” which tells the coming-of-age story of Selika, a young African princess displaced by war, who was brought up by a noble family in France during the Second Empire (1861-63). Now a young woman, following an unfortunate incident, Selika is forced from the security and comfort of the life she has known. She sets off for Paris, and determines to forge her own curious and independent path in the world.

The story is based on the real-life story of Selika Lazevski, a 19th century high society equestrian. The film reimagines the amazing beginnings of this enigmatic figure of whom little is currently known… More fromshadowandact.com

 

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