"Africa, from the visible to the invisible: a tribute to the film makers of Africa" Cinema Cycle
Event scheduled in relation with the "Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier" exhibition.
This truly exceptional weekend envisioned in collaboration with Catherine Ruelle is dedicated to African cinema seen through the eyes of some of its major figures and their cult films.
Each session will be accompanied by a conversation with the film makers concerned and other cinema luminaries.
Screenings of feature-length and short films, encounters and unique ciné-concert events will transport us through time and space from the 1970s to the present, and from Bamako to Dakar via Kinshasa.
From different backgrounds and generations, these film makers offer a uniquely personal perspective on Africa past and present, through a visual and sound portrait of a city, opening the doors to the reality of the continent, from the visible and real to its hidden dimensions, the invisible and the spiritual. Playing with the traditions of cinema and poetry, the films selected share common interests, such as urban existence - daily life in a major African city, the omnipresent female figure and music - an integral part of the screenplays through the characters of singers (Mélé in Bamako and Félicité in the film of the same name) or griottes (singer Aminata Fall in Touki Bouki).
The music of the movies will also be celebrated with an amazing concert by Wasis Diop and Wally Badarou, which will close the session on 13 May.
This Cinema Cycle benefited from the participation of the Cinémathèque Afrique of the Institut Français.
Cycle of films and encounters
SESSION I: Alain Gomis
Film Félicité (2017), 2 hours, 3 minutes
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alain Gomis, chaired by Catherine Ruelle.
Friday 12 May 2017, 7 P.M
SESSION II: Djibril Diop Mambety
Films Touki-bouki (1972), 1 hour, 35 minutes - Mille Soleils (2013), 45 minutes
These screenings will be followed by a discussion with Mati Diop, chaired by Catherine Ruelle.
Closing concert with Wasis Diop and Wally Badarou
Saturday 13 May 2017, 4.30 P.M
SESSION III: Abderrahmane Sissako
Films Bamako (2006), 1 hour 58 minutes - Aïcha (2004), 35 minutes
The screenings will be followed by a discussion between Abderrahmane Sissako (subject to confirmation) and Newton Aduaka, chaired by Catherine Ruelle.
Sunday 14 May 2017, 4.30 P.M