Cannes Preview 2014: Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu

Important Sub-Saharan filmmaker, Abderrahmane Sissako, makes his first appearance in the main competition with his fifth feature, ‘Timbuktu’, but there are no other Africans in the line-up.  A shocking real-life incident in Northern Mali two years ago inspired the film when Islamists stoned an unmarried young couple to death in front of a blood thirsty crowd for committing a crime against ‘divine law’.  Sissako has made two appearances in the Un Certain Regard programme and picked up the FIPRESCI Prize for ‘Waiting for Happiness’ (‘Heremakono’).

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May 4th, 2014 - admin

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