LE MOVIE CLUB: TIMBUKTU
28 January 2016
Le Movie Club is an exciting new collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world. Throughout the year there will be different themes such as African cinema, French comedy, Animation and Music. All the films are shown in French with English subtitles. Films provided by courtesy of Institut Français.
Tickets are R35, with an additional option of specially prepared French food boxes available when you purchase your ticket online.
The event starts at 7:30pm, with the film starting at 8pm. A special selection of French wine will also be on sale on the night.
TIMBUKTU (2014, FRANCE/MAURITANIE, 1h37) BY ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO
Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2014
Best Film César Award 2014
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered «GPS», his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.
View trailer here: