Djibril Diop Mambéty, Touki Bouki, 1973 (still); photo: courtesy Alamy


Touki Bouki

Part of Modern Cinema: Claire Denis

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Touki Bouki reminds us that the sixties and their immediate aftermath were truly an international phenomenon. That era’s Senegalese representatives are Mory (Magaye Niang) and Anta (Myriam Niang), two antiheroes seeking excitement in the Dakar of the early 1970s. Heeding Josephine Baker’s seductive singing of ‘Paris, Paris’ featured on the inventive soundtrack, the duo’s ultimate plan is to escape to France, the colonial motherland.”
— Cornelius Moore, SFFILM Festival

Film Details

Country: Senegal
Languages: Wolof, Arabic, French
Year: 1973
Running time: 85 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Screenwriter: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Producer: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Cinematographer: Georges Bracher
Editor: Siro Asteni, Emma Mennenti
Source: Cineteca de Bologna

Restored in 2008 by The World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with the family of Djibril Diop Mambéty. Restoration funding provided by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways and Qatar Museum Authority.

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