+ intro by writer and programmer Tega Okiti and Q&A with Zeiba Monod
This powerful drama, written and directed by Africa’s first woman director, follows the plight of a young village girl.
We are pleased to announce that the director’s daughter, Zeiba Monod, will attend the screening and contribute to a Q&A after the film. Zeiba was involved in the casting and production of this film.
Dir Safi Faye
With Magou Seck, Isseu Niang, Moustapha Yade
Dazzling and deeply affecting, this powerful drama, written and directed by Africa’s first woman director, follows the plight of Mossane, a young and strikingly beautiful village girl who must choose between love and financial security. With touches of magic-realism – where the spirit world intrudes on everyday life – Mossane is beautifully shot by the acclaimed Jürgen Jürges, who previously worked with RW Fassbinder and later with Michael Haneke. Together, Faye and Jürges vividly capture the sensuality of youth and the many aspects of rural life against the brilliant light and colour of the African landscape.
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This screening is made possible by the Africa’s Lost Classics (ALC) project. ALC is organised by the Africa in Motion Film Festival, and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Glasgow.