Touki Bouki

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Touki Bouki

50th Anniversary Screening

With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, director 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.

JBFC Members: Get a Passport stamp for Senegal when you see Touki Bouki!

"This 1973 first feature by Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety is one of the greatest of all African films."
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A revolutionary work both in its futuristic themes and its innovative style."
Djia Mambu, BBC

This film is part of the Movie Milestones series.

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