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Banel & Adama (2023)

Dates with showtimes for Banel & Adama (2023)
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sun, Jun 23

Director: Ramata-Toulaye Sy Run Time: 87 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Binta Racine Sy, Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Moussa Sow, Ndiabel Diallo

Country: France, Senegal, Mali, Qatar
Language: Pular, Peul

About the film:

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

“Banel & Adama is a distressingly searing love story that moves to its own rhythms, curiosities, impulses, and havoc for a shrewd picture of the heavy balance between loyalty to one’s community and devotion to each other.”

—Robet Daniels, OkayAfrica

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young married couple lives in a remote village in northern Senegal. For them, nothing else exists. Yet their perfect everlasting love is on a collision course with their community’s customs. Because in this world, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos.

About the filmmaker:

Ramata-Toulaye Sy is a French-Senegalese film director, producer, and screenwriter born and raised near Paris. Sy’s directorial debut, the short film Astel (2020), screened at over 80 festivals and garnered awards at TIFF and Odense International Film Festival, among others. Banel & Adama (2023) premiered in competition at the 76th Cannes Film Festival and is Sy’s first feature film.

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