Two lovers; a former cattle wrangler, and a disillusioned university student dream of leaving their home city of Dakar and moving to Paris. Their attempt to raise money for their trip, leads them into a Bonnie and Clyde-esque journey across the outskirts of Dakar. Mambéty’s film is an influential work in African cinema as he attempts to create a unique cinematic language that juxtaposes modern and pastoral visual elements through a frenetic editing style. Touki Bouki conveys and grapples with the hybridisation of Senegal through symbolic imagery that blends fantasy and social realism seamlessly.
Free Screening (available 24 hours) introduced by season curator Kinyua Kamau
Programme curated by Kinyua Kamau as part of African Cinema: Fractured Identities.
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