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L'absence (VOF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 28th, 2021
Duration
82 min
Cycle
Black at the camera

Black at the Camera is more than a hundred years of Black cinema. From silent cinema dealing with segregation to films testifying decolonization; from animation to documentaries, including historical reconstructions. The new generation is not left out, expressing itself with aplomb in all forms of contemporary cinema. This ensemble also reflects the work of Canadian and Quebec filmmakers, will be presented to the public at the Cinémathèque québécoise throughout the month of June.

This program, produced in collaboration with the Fabienne Colas Foundation and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, is also supported by the Cinémathèque Afrique of The Institut français.

Tickets will be on sale on May 20.

L'absence
Directed by
Mama Keïta
Language
VOF
Actors
Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Mouss Diouf, Ibrahima M'Baye
Origins
France, Guinea
Year
2009
Duration
84 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

After brilliant studies in France and an absence of fifteen years, Adama, a young polytechnician, returns suddenly to his native Senegal, alarmed by a telegram informing him of the sudden deterioration of his grandmother's health. In fact, she is doing just fine and everyone around Adama believes that the prodigal son has returned. This brings to the surface a long-buried family drama.

L'absence
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Mama Keïta

Mama Keïta est un scénariste, réalisateur et producteur de cinéma guinéen, né en 1956, à Dakar, au Sénégal. Il réalise plus d'une dizaine de films qui se méritent plusieurs prix dont celui du meilleur scénario pour L'Absence au 21e FESPACO. (Wikipédia)

Image : Africa Vivre

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Tourné en cinq semaines en 2009, avec de petits moyens, L’Absence rend avec beaucoup de sensibilité les ambiances nocturnes de Dakar : un mélange de blues, d’ivresse et de prières.
Sabine Cessou
RFI

Image : UniFrance

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