Considered one of the most important African films ever made, Djibril Diop Mambéty’s dazzling fantasy-drama Touki Bouki features two young lovers who attempt to escape from Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France. Alternately manic and meditative, the film paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. (1973, dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty, 89 min.)
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