Touki Bouki - English subtitled

Senegalese road movie about two youngsters trying to escape Dakar. This beautiful mix of realism, poetry and dream sequences became a classic of African cinema.

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With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a fractured portrait of the disenchantment of post-independence Senegal in the early 1970s. In this picaresque fantasy-drama, the disaffected young lovers Anta and Mory, fed up with Dakar, long to escape to the glamour and comforts they imagine France has to offer, but their plan is confounded by obstacles both practical and mystical. Alternately manic and meditative, TOUKI BOUKI has an avant-garde sensibility characterized by vivid imagery, bleak humour, unconventional editing, and jagged soundscapes, and it demonstrates Mambéty’s commitment to telling African stories in new ways.

Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal, 1973, 85 min. Wolof, Arabic & French spoken, English subtitles. With Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang, Christoph Colomb, Mustapha Ture, Aminata Fall..