Djibril Diop Mambéty

January 21–February 20, 2022

Djibril Diop Mambéty’s debut, Touki Bouki, was “unlike anything in the history of African cinema” (N. Frank Ukadike). Made nearly twenty years later, Hyenas and Le franc likewise showcase “his signature mix of wild narrative style” and “impeccable political commitment,” which, along with The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, championed Senegalese outsiders (Greg Thomas).

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  • Touki Bouki

  • A Thousand Suns

  • Hyenas

  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

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  • Touki Bouki

    Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Senegal, 1973
    • Friday, January 21 7 PM

    “With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic,” Djibril Diop Mambéty’s celebrated debut embraces the fire of a new generation of Africans, embodied by two youngsters dreaming of escaping Senegal for Europe (Criterion).

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  • Mambéty and His Films


    • Sunday, January 23 4:30 PM

    Three short documentaries reveal Djibril Diop Mambéty as both filmmaker and man through his beautiful reflections on cinema; clips from his films and behind-the-scenes footage; and interviews and reflections by his friends, family, and colleagues.

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  • Hyenas

    Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Switzerland, France, Senegal, 1992
    • Thursday, February 17 7 PM

    A wealthy woman revisits her former village with nefarious intentions in this timeless parable about human greed and the betrayal of African independence, “a wicked tale told with wit and irony” (Village Voice).

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  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

    Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Senegal, 1999
    • Sunday, February 20 5 PM

    Two films from an intended trilogy—“masterpieces of the medium-length form”—portray a poor musician and a young street girl selling newspapers among a gang of boys (Metrograph).

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