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3,265 Ratings



Directed by Mati Diop
France, Senegal, 2009
Short, Avant-Garde, Documentary


Dakar, 2009. At night, three friends gather around a fire. Recently repatriated from Spain, Serigne tells Cheikh and Alpha about his journey. He has only one plan in mind: to jump on a boat and go to sea again. His friends try to convince him to stay but Serigne, as if bewitched, seems already gone.

Our take

Niece of the Senegalese auteur Djibril Diop Mambéty (Touki Bouki), luminous actress Mati Diop (35 Shots of Rum) has blossomed into a beautiful director. This, her atmospheric, dreamlike debut short film, is rich with suppressed histories and emotions.

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