L'Enfant noir
First screened in May 2015
Director: Laurent Chevallier. Cast: Baba Camara, Madou Camara, Kouda Camara, Moussa Keïta, Koumba Doumbouya, Awa Traoré, Yaya Traoré, Bintou Traoré, Zara Kagone, Adama Sacko. Screenplay: Laurent Chevallier (based on the autobiography by Camara Laye).

Twitter Capsule: Honors and updates seminal novel, preserving complex tugs toward city and village, childhood and maturity. Gorgeous.

VOR:   A West African 400 Blows, orbiting tightly around title figure while retaining the collective lucidity for which this region's cinema is so famous. Inventive adaptation, too.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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