Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film by Mati Diop. Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned. 2019 / France - Senegal - Belgium / Wolof / 104 minutes. Responses by Mamadou Diouf, History and African Studies, and Souleymane Bachir Diagne, French and Philosophy.
Organized by Columbia Maison Française and Nora Philippe.
This event is at capacity and registration is now closed. A standby line will form in the lobby of the Lenfest Center at 5:30 pm.