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Touki Bouki

Senegal, 1973, 88 min
Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty – Scenarij: Djibril Diop Mambéty – Cinematography: Georges Bracher – Editing: Siro Asteni – Producers: Djibril Diop Mambéty, Medoune Faye – Cast: Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang, Christoph Colomb, Mustapha Ture, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop

With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a fractured portrait of the disenchantment of post-independence Senegal in the early 1970s.

* It is common knowledge that Ousmane Sembene is the father of African cinema, but Mambety is the continent’s original enfant terrible. His startling debut massively influenced everything from film art to pop culture – ask Jay Z and Queen Bey! [GD]