| 2015 – 97′ – A French Mauritanian co-production – Drama –
Written by Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall.
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako.
Starring Ibrahim Ahmed dit Pino, Abel Jafri, Hichem Yacoubi.
Official Selection Cannes International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York International Film Festival. Academy Awards Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
In French with English subtitles.
A Cohen Media Group release.|
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the inhabitants suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. Women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family seem to be spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.