TIMBUKTU

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
US release date: January 28, 2015
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
With Ibrahim Ahmed
97 min | France / Mauritania | 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. ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM (MAURITANIA)


Opens in the US on January 28, 2015

- Opens in New York on January 28 at Quad Cinema

Jan 30 : Royal Movie Theater,  Los Angeles, CA

Feb 7 & 8: Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH

Feb 20- March 1: Detroit Film Center, Detroit MI

Feb 20- March 1: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

March 5- March 12 : Laemmle's Music Hall 3 & Claremont 5, Los Angeles CA 

From March 20: Landmark Cinemas and Sundance, Dallas and Houston TX

April 16: Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington IN

US distributor : Cohen Media Group

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