Souleymane Cissé

4 Films in collection

Aujourd'hui une personnalité majeure du cinéma africain, Souleymane Cissé est né en 1940 à Bamako (Mali) et a été élevé dans un milieu musulman modeste. Au cours de ses études, il obtient plusieurs bourses qui lui offrent la possibilité de suivre, à Moscou, des cours de photographie et finalement de cinéma au VIGK (Institut du cinéma). En 1987, Souleymane Cissé a obtenu le Prix du Jury à Cannes pour son film "Yeelen".

Min Ye (2009) Dis-moi qui tu es
Waati (1995)
Yeelen (1987) Das Licht - La lumière
Finye (1982)
Baara (1978) - Der Lastenträger - Le travail
Den muso (1975)
Cinq jours d'une vie (1973)

Yeelen (Flyer)

Yeelen (1987)

In this epic drama drawing on Bambara culture, which echoes mythic legends in an invented tale, a hero undergoes ordeals that allow him to renovate a decaying society. A young man must penetrate the secrets of the Komo cult (a real caste of specialist knowledge among the Bambara), whose members have abused their spiritual powers. Niamankoro suffers his father's wrath as he travels throughout the Bambara empire and Dogon and Peul societies. More

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Baara (Flyer)

Baara (1978)

The first feature film ever produced in Mail, Baara (The Porter) is about a young man caught in the growing political and economic tensions of urban Africa. Balla Diarra is a worker in the capital city of Bamako who struggles to survive on his meagar income. After his friend is murdered by an unfeeling factory boss, he must confront increasingly violent choices. Set in a modern city rather than a mythical past or traditional village, Baara offers a portrait of African life not often seen on the American screen. More

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Den Muso - La fille (Flyer)

Den Muso - La fille (1975)

A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, particularly in relation to the treatment of women. More

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