A Thousand Suns & Touki-Bouki with Claire Denis and Mati Diop

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 43 minutes

A Thousand Suns & Touki-Bouki with Claire Denis and Mati Diop

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 43 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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Claire Denis is joined by Mati Diop to present this Carte Blanche selection of Diop's short A Thousand Suns and Djibril Diop Mambéty's 1973 classic Touki-Bouki.

Guest Biographies

    • Claire Denis
    • Claire Denis was born in Paris, raised primarily in West Africa, and graduated from France's Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (IDHEC). Many of her films have screened at the Festival, including her debut feature, Chocolat (88), the documentary Man No Run (89), No Fear, No Die (90), I Can't Sleep (94), Nenette and Boni (96), Beau travail (99), Trouble Every Day (01), Friday Night (02), The Intruder (04), 35 Shots of Rum (08), and White Material (09). Les Salauds (13) is her latest film.
    • Mati Diop
    • Mati Diop was born in Paris. As an actor, she played the lead in Claire Denis's 35 rhums (08), which screened at the Festival. She has directed the shorts Atlantiques (09), Snow Canon (11), Big in Vietnam (12), and Mille Soleils (13).

Films in A Thousand Suns & Touki-Bouki

    • A Thousand Suns
    • Mille Soleils
    • Mati Diop
    • Mati Diop fuses documentary and fantasy in this hauntingly beautiful portrait of Magaye Niang, star of her uncle Djibril Diop Mambéty's 1973 classic Touki-Bouki.

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    • Touki-Bouki
    • The Hyena's Journey
    • Djibril Diop Mambéty
    • Djibril Diop Mambéty's brilliant, nouvelle vague-inspired tale of young lovers on the run has earned a legendary reputation in the history of African cinema.

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