“Cinema is magic in service of dreams.” —Djibril Diop Mambéty
Mambéty’s stylish dark comedy is inspired by a character from his earlier African new wave classic Touki Bouki. When a former sex worker returns home rich, an economically devastated village is seized with new hope—until they learn of her sinister plot for revenge. This biting satire of postcolonial dreams is uplifted by endearing performances, a captivating score, and bold costume design. 1992, Senegal/Switzerland/France, 4K DCP (new restoration), in Wolof with English subtitles, 110 min.
Friday screening introduced by Njeri Githire, associate professor of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota.
Free tickets for students available at the box office one hour before Wednesday night’s screening. Student groups can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Copresented with UMN’s Cinema in the Cities.