Picaresque fantasy-drama focusing on two young lovers, desperate to get to Paris.
Djibril Diop Mambéty
Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang, Christoph Colomb, Mustapha Ture
Senegal 1973. 88min
Djibril Diop Mambéty’s picaresque fantasy-drama focuses on two young lovers, Mory and Anta, desperate to escape post-colonial Dakar for the glamour of Paris. Setting off on Mory’s motorcycle, mounted with the horned skull of a zebu, they face obstacles both practical and mystical. Influenced by the French New Wave, Mambéty’s effervescent storytelling is characterised by vivid imagery, sardonic humour, discontinuous editing, and audacious soundscapes.
Restored in 2008 by The World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with the family of Djibril Diop Mambéty. Restoration funding provided by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways and Qatar Museum Authority.
The screening on Wednesday 13 July will be preceeded by the season introduction.
Contains a scene of animal slaughter which some viewers will find distressing