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  • 87 min
  • France, Senegal, Mali
  • Relations
  • 12 years
  • 3 Screenings
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The young couple Banel and Adama live in a small village in Senegal. They are deeply in love with each other and plan to move away to build a new future together. However, the villagers expect Adama to take over as the village leader, and when Adama refuses, tensions rise. The villagers face a drought, and they talk about an impending sandstorm. Is this a punishment for Adama's decision?

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Myths and superstitions hold significant importance in this society. Old traditions put independence and future dreams to the test. The director Ramata-Toulaye Sy manages to present the traditional culture with respect and curiosity.

The film offers a powerful visual experience from a culture we rarely get to see up close. The magnificent natural landscape provides a grand atmospheric backdrop, and the use of amateur actors adds a unique authenticity and tension. This beautiful fable was presented in the main competition at last year's Cannes festival.


Monday 04. march 17.00 17.00 Prinsen 7
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Thursday 07. march 10.00 10.00 Prinsen 7
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Friday 08. march 19.00 19.00 Prinsen 7
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Original title Banel e Adama
Director Ramata-Toulaye SY
Year 2023
Length 87 min
Country France, Senegal, Mali
Language fula, pular
Subtitles norwegian
Cast Khady MANE, Mamadou DIALLO, Binta Racine Sy