Genre : Projection | Dakar

Friday 24 december 2010

Times : 00:00
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

There's only one kind of journey, the one to mankind.
Three love stories, three road movies immersed in music and light of Sahel.

TRILOGY OF LOVE by Laurence Attali
Co-production AUTOPRODUCTION - INA 1999 2004 - 76 minuts
Private collection of Museum of Modern Art of New York (MOMA)
Selectionned at Locarno, Venise, Fespaco, Alba, Durban, New York, Palm Spring, Washington
Special Prize of Jury Istanbul - Special Prize Cinecitta Roma
Independant Production's Prize Stelle del Deserto Roma Public Prize Tarifa

1 Even the wind 18' : Love light like the wind
A taxi driver in a blue boubou is racing through the streets of Dakar.
Beside him, a young woman with bleached blond hair is reading the newpaper, oblivious to the world outside. The driver steps up his feats of daring-do to attract the young girl's attention. She remains impassive So he breaks the silence : "Even the wind going by, I can see it !"
With Bettina Kee - Laye Diack - Oumou Sy - Cheikh Lô - Isseu Niang
Beaumarchais prize

2 - Baobab 25' : Love mysterious, protector like the djinns inside the baobab
" It's time for you to try to explain the mysteries ! Caress me with buttermilk, and let me know what you want." tell to me the baobab of my dreams
That's how I was drawn into the boabab's spirit…
If the baobab was Senegal's emblem, through the tree, I should understand the country.
With Moussa Touré - Oumou Sy - Madou Diabaté
Best Cinematography Dakino - Special Prize TV5 Fespaco - Public Prize Créteil festival
Best short film Vues d'Afrique Montréal- Prize of the Création Fidoc fiction documentary

3 - The Unshod Man 32' : Love contradictory, tenacious, ineluctable
Everything started during Booz's concert. Ben, the trumpet player dies onstage.
The next day, his wife Esther plant the trumpet on Ben's grave and takes Booz's hand :
" Now you must take care of me…" A love musical story adapted from the levirat law.
With Cheikh Lô - Maylis Guiard-Schmid - Mamadou Diongue - Madou Diabaté - Oumou Sy- Claudine Attali
Beaumarchais Prize - Prize of the dialog between the peoples Music's Prize Reus Barcelone
Music's Prize Roma Stelle del deserto - Best short film Marseille


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