MON 11 NOV 20.30
BAAMUN NAFI – NAFI’S FATHER
SENEGAL 2019 I DIGITAL FILE I OME I 109 MIN
IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MAIN ACTOR ALASSANE SY
The drama, celebrated at the Locarno Film Festival, tells the story of two brothers’ arguments about the imminent wedding of their children. While young Nafi and her cousin Tokala wish to marry and make plans for the future of moving to Dakar, their father, a local religious leader, strongly opposes them because his brother Ousmane is a follower of a fundamentalist Islamic sect. The main actor of the film Alassane Sy is present for the German premiere.
MAMADOU DIA, born in Senegal, studied art at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. His short film SAMEDI CINEMA came 2016 in the official selection of the film festivals of Venice and Toronto. BAAMUN NAFI was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2019.
ALASSANE SY is a Mauritanian actor and director. After spending time in Paris and New York, where he began a successful modeling career, he met photographer and director Andrew Dosunmu, who cast him in 2011 as the lead role in his feature film RESTLESS CITY. It was followed by MEDITERRANEA – REFUGEES WELCOME? (Director: Jonas Carpignano), who was nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in Cannes. With his first directorial work MARABOUT, he visited AFRIKAMERA in 2017.