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France, Mauritania

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France,Mauritania, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening


May 25 06:30 pm
May 27 12:00 pm
May 28 08:30 pm

Sissako’s first feature since 2007’s Bamako is a swift, forceful response to the brief but traumatic months in 2013 when foreign Jihadists seized control of the northern Malian city and imposed Sharia law. Timbuktu is distinguished by Sissako’s supple navigation of a wide spectrum of individuals and moods (including a fair bit of humour and warmth) and refusal to caricature even men whose intolerance marks them as his polar opposite.

Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film

"Breathtakingly beautiful." Stephen Holden, New York Times

"An extraordinary film." Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Powerful. Stunning. Sissako is a master.” Jay Weissberg, Variety