Directed by Souleymane Cisse
Hailed as "one of the great experiences of world cinema" (The Los Angeles
Times), master filmmaker Souleymane Cisse's stunning feature is set in
the ancient Bambara culture of Mali during the 16th century and follows a
young warrior whose growing strength and knowledge force a confrontation
with his father. "Conceivably the greatest African film ever made, sublimely
mixing the matter-of-fact with the uncanny, this wondrous work provides an
ideal introduction to a filmmaker who, next to Ousmane Sembene, is probably
Africa's greatest director" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes. Malai. Bambara and French with
English subtitles. 105 minutes.