Touki Bouki

Djibril Diop Mambéty

Country: Senegal
Year: 1973
Format: Digital
Length: 86 min
Image: Colour
Language: Wolof
Subtitles: Spanish

Production company: Cinegrit / Studio Kankourama
Screenplay: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Photography: Papa Saw, George Bracher
Editor: Siro Asteni
Music: Joséphine Baker, Mado Robin, Aminata Fall
Actors: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop, Christoph Colomb

Contact: Festival de Cine Africano - FCAT

Presented by: Michel Amarger 20/11



A potent mixture of surrealism and realism, Touki Bouki paints a fragmented picture of 1970s Senegal through the story of two young lovers from Dakar trying to scrape together the money to go to Paris. Mambéty talks about wealth, alienation, youth and hopes in a collage of political and sexual images. Making masterful use of editing, music and colour, he creates spectral images of postcolonial African society.