Private Project


Mnemosyne is a eulogy by a grieving and nostalgic man for a mysterious girl he met when he was desperate and anxious about life. The meeting brought hope and since then, they briefly enjoyed each other’s company till the girl’s complicated past and the unfairness of life took over and grabbed her away.

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya, Rwanda, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of
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Director Biography

Remy Ryumugabe is a filmmaker. He began his filmmaking career in 2012 through different film directing and writing workshops and master-classes organized by Goethe Institut, Maisha Film Lab, Almond Tree films etc… As assistant director, script supervisor or a cinematographer, he has worked on different film projects (Torment, Imfura, I got my things and left, etc…) that have been screened and won different awards around the world through different film festivals like Berlin International Film festival, Raindance film festival, Oberhausen short film festival, Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt Mashariki Africa Film Festival, AfrYKamera Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival etc…

Since 2015, His short films have been selected and screened in different film festivals around the world like Dhaka independent and short film festival(Bangladesh), Horn experimental film festival(Israel), 60 Seconds or Less Video Festival(USA), International Kansk Video Festival(Russia), WNDX festival of the moving image(Canada), the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland), Uppsala international short film festival(Sweden), Dobra - Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental(Brazil), BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival(Spain) etc…

He’s also co-directing his first feature docu-fiction film titled “Kinema” (In post-production)
He has in pre-production two feature films (Diurnal and The elegy by the lone voice (in the wilderness) and a short documentary film “Through the unforeseen wind”

He’s also a Curator/ Co-founder of a cine-club titled 250 film Experiment Cine-Club

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Director Statement

When I was very young, my grandmother committed suicide and last year, I have lost two very close friends who also committed suicide …. While thinking of all of the loved ones I lost during my life on this unpredictable world, I got the idea to experiment with images make something which maybe somehow hypnotic, disturbing, poetic in a sense, something that could be my visual eulogy to all the loved one I lost. I filmed a fellow filmmakers and painter and her daughter and I mixed all the images of her with some other random images I have already filmed and It took me three months of editing to come up with this short “Mnemosyne”.