Touki Bouki
First screened in May 2013
Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty. Cast: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop, Christoph Colomb, Ndou Labia, Mustapha Ture. Screenplay: Djibril Diop Mambéty.

Twitter Capsule: Mambéty revs the motor of new African cinema. Trippy, wry, bulletless Bonnie and Clyde with tough, distractable teens.

VOR:   Not just a West African landmark but a major artifact of global youth cinema and a fascinating look at what punk, class, gender, and style look like in early-70s Senegal.

Photo © 1973 Cinegrit/Studio Kankourama

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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