Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako
Mauritania/2015/97 mins/French, Arabic, Bambara, English, Songhay, Tamashek/12A
Passionate, humanistic and enormously powerful, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and screened in competition for the “Palme d Or” at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Based on the forceful takeover of Mail in 2012, Timbuktu is a searing and extraordinary fable about the dangers of religious extremism that positions Sissako at the forefront of African cinema.
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