First screened in February 2004 / Most recently screened in April 2012
Director: Souleymane Cissé. Cast: Issiaka Kane, Niamanto Sanogo, Aoua Sangare, Balla Moussa Keita, Soumba Traore, Koke Sangare, Ismaila Sarr, Youssof Tenin Cissé. Screenplay: Souleymane Cissé.
Odd blend of Africa for Export and defiant opacity, for better (mostly) and worse. Rhythms entrance. Iffy gender codes.
Given perennially sorry state of African movie distribution in the US, why skip any, much less an ambitious, gorgeous filming of myth? Mysterious in ways
-type stuff never is.
Photo © 1987 Les Films Cissé
Not yet reviewed in full.
Cannes Film Festival
: Jury Prize