HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL SCREENING: Timbuktu

7.00 pm | 6th of May | Alliance Française Auditorium

France-Mauritanie, 2014, 96 mins, Abderrahmane Sissako

> Winner of 7 Césars awards in 2015 including Best Film and Best Director
> Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2014
> Official Selection of the Oscars Academy Awards 2014 for the Best Foreign Language Film

In Mali, Islamists occupy the city of Timbuktu and impose sharia law. They ban music, football, cigarettes, organize forced marriages, persecute women and improvise trials who give absurd and unfair sentences. Despite the ferocity of their repression, the population resists with courage, often in the name of another vision of Islam.

Kidane is a cattle herder living in the desert with his wife and daughter. Spared at first, his family will soon undergo the new Islamic laws, when a conflict starts with another inhabitant.

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