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Banel & Adama

Directed by Ramata-Toulaye Sy
2023
Senegal, France, Mali
87 minutes
M
Winner of the top prize at the Melbourne International Film Festival, this rare film from Senegal charts an intense love story against a backdrop of suspicion, folklore and drought.
After premiering to great acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, director Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s astonishing debut film has been hailed as the arrival of a great new voice in cinema. When a young couple begin to defy societal expectation, the locals begin to correlate their behaviour and the drought befalling their region. This atmospheric exploration of love, obsession and madness is lyrical filmmaking at its best and freshest.    
… this film finds an assured place in the quietist tradition of African cinema with beautiful images and strong moments, and with relevant things to say about community, a woman’s place and the climate crisis.
The Guardian

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Sun 25 Feb
5:45pm
Alice Springs Cinema
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Year
2023
Classification
M
Country
Senegal, France, Mali
Language
In Pulaar and French with English subtitles
Director
Ramata-Toulaye Sy
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