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Touki Bouki


Restored 35mm print from the Cineteca di Bologna. With Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang. Mambéty’s first feature is an experimental classic of modern African cinema. Mory and Anta are a couple who have little in common with their surroundings. They ride around town on a motorbike, sharing a dream of escaping to Paris, their lives filled with luxury. When just such an opportunity arises, they unexpectedly choose different paths. Sada Niang, University of Victoria, is the author of Djibril Diop Mambéty: A Filmmaker Against the Tide.

Free with Museum admission.