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The quintessential African road movie and classic of 1970s counterculture.
One of the most singular and striking debuts in the history of international cinema.
A groundbreaking example of avant-garde cinema, Touki Bouki tells the story of two young lovers, Mory and Anta, who dream of a new life in France together and of escaping the disenchantment of post-independence.
Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty mixes spirituality and stories that predate colonial French incursion, with frenetic rhythm and non-linear narrative. Pioneering a cinema language, Mambéty paints a vibrant picture of Senegalese youth whose life path for the better or worse is far different to that of their ancestors.
– Jenna Rain Warwick (Luritja); Curator, ACMI
Restored in 2008 by The World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with the family of Djibril Diop Mambéty. Restoration funding provided by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways and Qatar Museum Authority.
How I See It – Film Program (18 Jan – 15 Feb 2023)
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