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Touki Bouki

Touki Bouki

Touki Bouki

1973 / 85min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: DJIBRIL DIOP MAMBÉTY

CAST: MAGAYE NIANG, MAREME NIANG, AMINATA FALL, OUSSEYNOU DIOP

WRITTEN BY - DJIBRIL DIOP MAMBéTY
PRODUCER - DJIBRIL DIOP MAMBéTY
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - GEORGE BRACHER
EDITOR - SIRO ASTENI
COSTUME AND SET DESIGN - AZIZ DIOP MAMBéTY

The cult of admirers surrounding this masterpiece by Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty grows by the year. By turns naturalistic and audaciously surreal, this postcolonialist dream movie follows a pair of young lovers who dream of abandoning their small village for the cosmopolitan streets of France.

Restored in 2008 by Cineteca di Bologna/L’immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the family of Djibril Diop Mambéty. Restoration funded by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways and Qatar Museum Authority.