Afterimage: Souleymane Cissé

March 12–15, 2020

BAMPFA is honored to host one of the giants of African cinema, Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé, who presents three of his films and is joined in conversation by Nigerian writer and scholar Akin Adesokan.

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  • Brightness

  • Baara

  • The Wind

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Upcoming Films

  • Brightness

    Souleymane Cissé
    Mali, 1987
    • Thursday, March 12 7 PM
    Souleymane Cissé and Akin Adesokan in Conversation

    A young warrior/seer must overcome his own father to gain the knowledge of the ancients in this visionary reimagining of Mandé creation myths and oral tales. “Not only the most beautifully photographed African film ever, but also the best African film ever made” (Film Comment).

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  • Baara

    Souleymane Cissé
    Mali, 1978
    • Saturday, March 14 5 PM
    Souleymane Cissé and Akin Adesokan in Conversation

    The unlikely friendship between a young worker from the countryside and a progressive factory engineer leads to the triggering of political and class fault lines in Cissé’s searing drama. “Cissé makes explicit the infrastructure of corruption” (New Yorker).

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  • The Wind

    Souleymane Cissé
    Mali, 1982
    • Sunday, March 15 7 PM
    Souleymane Cissé and Akin Adesokan in Conversation

    Cissé’s remarkable satire on Africa’s ruling class follows two college kids rebelling against military control and the establishment, and is by turns fierce, romantic, and ultimately hopeful.

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