First screened in March 2020
Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko. Cast: Sotigui Kouyaté, Balla Moussa Keita, Salif Keita, Fatoumata Diawara, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé, Magma Coulibaly, Oumar Namory Keita. Screenplay: Jean-Louis Sagot-Durvaroux (based on the Book of Genesis).
Compact yet complex restaging of Biblical lore as an intrafamilial, inter-tribal rivalry. Subtle ironies, colorful scenes.
Strong exemplar of a major thread in modern West African cinema that retranslates old myths and stories while implying region-specific resonances.
Photo © 1999 California Newsreel/Kora Films
Not yet reviewed in full.