Mask from San (The)

  • Masque de San (Le)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Ciwara [Working Title]
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Feature
Running time : 84 (in minutes)

Tribal masks are loaded with significance but must retain their mystery. Taking his cue from this, acclaimed director Jacques Sarasin has carved a film of great beauty, a voyage between magic and reality that explores with respect and potency the culture - and secrets - of the Bambara of Mali. At its heart is the search for a lost Chiwara (the ritual antelope sculptures that so fascinated Picasso and many French painters). Constructed as an ethnological road movie, the film progresses deeper into the African landscape and ritual - its present and its past - aided immeasurably by innovative dream sequences and the extraordinary music of Tom Diakité.

A film by Jacques SARASIN

Switzerland / France / Mali, 2015, Drama, 1hr24 minutes, French / Eng ST

starring Bakary SANGARÉ de la Comédie-Française, Mamadou KABA DIANÉ, Viviane SIDIBÉ

Genre : Drama
Length : 84 minutes
Location : Mali/France
Language : French / Eng ST

Director : Jacques Sarasin
Screenplay : Jacques SARASIN

Cast : Youssouf TATA CISSÉ, Mamadou KABA DIANÉ, Bakari SANGARÉ de la Comédie-Française


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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