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Touki Bouki

Opens on June 1

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1973 Language: Wolof

Starring: Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang

50th Anniversary!

With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave–influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alternately manic and meditative TOUKI BOUKI is widely considered one of the most important African films ever made. – Janus Films 

Double Feature with RUN LOLA RUN

“A work of potent postcolonial commentary.” – Adam Nayman, The Ringer

“One of the greatest of all African films and almost certainly the most experimental.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

In Wolof, Arabic, and French with English subtitles


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