First screened in October 2019
Director: Mati Diop. Cast: Mame Bineta Sane, Ibrahima Traoré, Babacar Sylla, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Mbaye, Aminata Kane, Nicole Sougou, Abdou Balde, Diankou Sembene. Screenplay: Mati Diop and Olivier Demangel.
Talk about a ghost tropic. Solitude. Solidarity. Undertows. Salt. Knowledge. Mystery. Eyes. Ears. Flutters in the heart.
What too often is, and what could be. One girl's desires, and one community's uprising. How distant, how close are these?
I could never, not in eons, have imagined
, but it's the snapshot and soul of everything I'm always hoping for when a movie starts.
Indelibly reveals a naked-eye view of Dakar as well as a series of worlds around, beneath, and within it. Candid, metaphorical, and magical in equal measure.
Photo © 2019 Cinekap/Les Films du Bal/Netflix
Not yet reviewed in full.
Cannes Film Festival
: Grand Jury Prize; Vulcain Prize (Special Mention for Cinematography)