• Faat-Kiné
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1999
Format : Feature
Running time : 120 (in minutes)

Faat-Kiné, the manager of a sparkling new gas station, drives an elegant car, lunches with fashionably dressed friends, and worries about her children passing their high school finals. But Sembène contextualizes his heroine's thoroughly modern triumphs and anxieties within the complex culture and politics of Dakar, with its contrastive architecture of shantytowns and high-rises, streets crowded with cattle and Mercedes, and women whose lives have been shaped as much by tribal custom and male prejudice as by their twenty-first century aspirations. As it examines the changing roles of women in Senegalese society, Faat-Kiné opens onto a new chapter in the career of this legendary director. Faat-Kine - a warm, often funny story of a single fortyish mother - is the new film by Ousmane Sembene, considered to be Africa's greatest living filmmaker. Faat-Kiné contextualizes its heroine's modern triumphs and anxieties historically, politically and culturally in Dakar, Senegal. Directed by Ousmane Sembene Senegal 2000, 35mm, color, 118 min. With Vénus Sèye, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Tabara Ndiaye, Awa Sène Sarr Wolof and French with English subtitles


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