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‘Father of African cinema’ Ousmane Sembène at work – in pictures

A look back at the career of Senegal-born film director Ousmane Sembène as his 1968 film Mandabi is released in the UK for the first time•Mandabi is released on 11 June in cinemas, and on 28 June on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital platforms.•Peter Bradshaw on Mandabi: classic about colonialism resonates today Continue reading...
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Mandabi review – Ousmane Sembène classic about colonialism resonates today

Senegalese feature from 1968 tells story of a simple family man whose life is turned upside down by the money he receives from a nephew in FranceOusmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema”, tells a tale of Jonsonian bleakness about human nature with his 1968 film Mandabi, or The Money Order, adapted from his own novella and now on rerelease. As with much of the rest of his work, and especially his earlier film Le Noire De… (1966), it is about colonialism and Africa’s relationship with France...
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Ousmane Sembène's Dark Comedy 'Mandabi' 4K Restoration Trailer

"When you owe, you have to pay." Janus Films has revealed a stunning 4K restoration trailer for the classic Senegalese film Mandabi, also known as The Money Order. This originally premiered in 1968 in France, then played at the New York Film Festival in 1969. It was the second feature film made by award-winning Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, who passed away in 2007. It has been fully restored and will be getting a "virtual" re-release this month. The film is about a money order from a...
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Studiocanal to Restore, Release Ousmane Sembene’s Classic ‘Mandabi’ in 4K

Studiocanal is set to restore “Mandabi,” a classic movie directed by celebrated African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène (“Guelwaar, Mooladé) in 4K, and will release it theatrical release in Spring 2021. “Mandabi,” which is adapted from Sembène’s classic novel “Le Mandat,” won the Special Jury Prize at Venice in 1968. The author-turned-filmmaker’s second directorial effort, “Mandabi” shot […]
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Why we need humour at a time like this

Comedy has always offered swift relief in times of stress. A good laugh can be good therapy, can lift us out of sadness and depression. Our sense of humor can restore us to high spirits and renew our sense of hope. Some scientists even believe that humor activates pathways in our brain that circumvent the primitive fight-or-flight response that leads to violence or evasion. A deft joke, then, acts much like a wise teacher in a tense classroom, directing us to take Time Out for reflection, re-cha...
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Woodberry’s Newly-Restored “Bless Their Little Hearts” Begins Exclusive Screenings w/ Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep”

While a lot has been published on the auteurism of filmmaker Charles Burnett, very deservedly so when positive and questionable when negative, his UCLA film school/L.A. Rebellion underground Black filmmaking group contemporary Billy Woodberry hasn’t received near as much acclaim.  But that’s because those people have never seen 1983’s “Bless Their Little Hearts” – and up to last week I was ashamedly one of those majority. Excuses aside, multiple screenings kept escaping my grasp, but the fil...
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Taut, Moving 'Black Girl' Helped Put African Cinema On The Map

Fifty years after its debut, a restored version of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène's first film is now available. John Powers says Black Girl feels "as timely today as it did half a century ago."
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‘Black Girl’ a powerful portrait of African woman who vows ‘never will I be a slave’

Movie review of ‘Black Girl’: Ousmane Sembène’s 1966 classic is restored and rereleased for its 50th anniversary. Rating: 4 out of 4 stars.
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Black Girl review – Ousmane Sembène’s groundbreaking film dazzles 50 years on

One of the first sub-Saharan films to make an impact in Europe and North America, Black Girl shone a light on France’s colonial past and divided future“Oh, you must go to Dakar,” a white couple tell friends, as if the capital of newly liberated Senegal were a stylish restaurant down the street. France’s fetishization of post-colonial Africa may not have the fresh sting as it did in 1966, but the communication breakdowns evident in Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl are far from resolved. Related: Ou...
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Film Review: “SEMBENE!”

Ousmane Sembene (courtesy of Kino Lorber)   “Black people need a Black film. We need our own heroes.” Those words echo from the outspoken mind of Ousmane Sembene, a fifth-grade dropout and dockworker from Senegal, who in 1952 began his lifelong journey to tell the story of Africa for Africans – for the first time through their own mirror. While he began that journey as a self-thought novelist, it would be his films that impacted not only Africa, putting sub-Saharan cinema on the world stage, bu...
Tags: New York City, Africa, America, Senegal, Pasadena, Cannes film festival, Charlottesville, Film/tv, Slide1, Black Film, African Film, African Cinema, Ousmane Sembene, Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman, SEMBENE