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Hyènes (VOSTF)
Main screening room
September 20th, 2022
110 min
Dialogues with Pasolini

This year, Pier Paolo Pasolini would have been 100 years old. From his first writings in his youth to his early death in 1975, he has traced a path and a body of work - cinematographic, literary, essayistic - that has never ceased to nourish reflection, fuel debate and inspire artists and thinkers over the decades. As part of the PPP / RRR: Pier Paolo Pasolini / Riprese Reprises Retakes academic colloquium on Pasolini's contemporary legacy, scheduled to take place in Montreal and Ottawa at the end of September, we pay tribute to the filmmaker by highlighting his impact on the present. In the form of a series of double programs, this cycle proposes to put some of his major films in dialogue with those of contemporary filmmakers, in the presence of some of them, researchers or special guests.

For more information on the PPP / RRR: Pier Paolo Pasolini / Riprese Reprises Retakes conference, visit

In the presence of Julie de Lorimier

Directed by
Djibril Diop Mambéty
French and Wolof with French subtitles
Issa Ramagelissa Samb, Makhouredia Gueye, Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhate
Senegal, France
110 min
Comedy, Drama
35 mm

Griots announced to the population of Colobane, a small town in the Sahel in the heat of the Gambia, the incredible news that Linguere Ramatou had become a multi-millionaire. During a big banquet, Linguere announced her intention to give 100 billion to the city. But in return, she asks for the death of Draman, her former lover, who had driven her out of the city with false testimony while she was carrying his child. The crowd is dismayed. At a meeting, they all decide to kill Draman so that justice can be done. That is when Linguète intervenes...


The film will be presented with French subtitles.

Djibril Diop Mambéty

Djibril Diop Mambéty born January 23, 1945 in Dakar and died July 23, 1998 in Paris 7e is an actor, screenwriter and director Senegalese. His first feature film was Touki-Bouki (or Le Voyage de la hyène, 1972). In his second feature film, Hyènes (1992), which deals with the revenge of a humiliated old woman, after Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit of the Old Lady, he proposes a film where the framing is of great quality. Mambety wanted to combine these two films into a trilogy on power and madness. He died of lung cancer on July 23, 1998 in the 7th arrondissement of Paris where he was being treated. A documentary film, Mambéty For Ever, was dedicated to him in 2008.



Hyènes by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Hyènes by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Hyènes by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Hyènes by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Hyènes by Djibril Diop Mambéty

About Hyènes
Full cast
About Djibril Diop Mambéty
Djibril Diop Mambéty - Interview (1997)
Cinema : The legacy of Djibril Diop Mambéty | Quai Branly

Presented in collaboration with

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