The movie

Black tea

After saying \"no\" on her wedding day, Joice leaves the Ivory Coast to start a new life in Guangzhou, China.

Length: 110 min
Country: Frankrijk, Luxemburg, Mauritanië, Taiwan
Language spoken: Mandarijn, Engels, Frans, Portugees
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Han Chang, Nina Melo, Michael Chang, Ke-Xi Wu
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Release date: 2024-06-13


Aya is a woman in her early thirties. After astonishing everyone by saying “No” on her wedding day, she leaves the Ivory Coast for a new life in China. Living in an area where the African diaspora meets the Chinese culture, she finds a job in a tea boutique owned by Cai, a 45-year-old Chinese man. In the privacy of the shop’s backroom, Cai initiates Aya into the Chinese tea ceremony. As he teaches her this ancient art, their relationship slowly grows into one of tender love. But for their burgeoning passion to be supported by trust, both of them must let go of their burdens and face up to their pasts.