von SOULEYMANE CISSÉ
Mali / Burkina Faso / France 1987 I OV with engl. subs I 106 min
SAT 18 NOV
19:00 SINEMA TRANSTOPIA
Nianankoro is on the threshold of adulthood and is therefore to be familiarised with the knowledge and abilities of the forces surrounding him. His father, a powerful magician, wants to prevent his son from becoming his equal and is even prepared to kill him if necessary. To prevent this, his mother sends him on a journey. A classic of African cinema, awarded the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes.
SOULEYMANE CISSE, born in 1940 in Bamako, Mali, was an avid cinema-goer from an early age. A scholarship helped him to study film in Moscow. Back in Mali, he began working as a cameraman for the Ministry of Information. From 1972 onwards, he made his own films.
BAARA, the first film produced in Mali, was shown at the Berlin Forum in 1979 after winning the main prize at FESPACO in Ouagadougou. Cissé is one of Africa’s most renowned directors; his last film MIN YE screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
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