A Thousand Suns
The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
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).
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).
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.
“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). With Contras’ City, Mambéty’s first short film.