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126 Ratings

Borom sarret

Directed by Ousmane Sembène
Senegal, 1966
Drama, Short


Borom sarret opens to the stark emptiness of a black screen, evocatively filled by the sound of a solemn, mystical tribal chant incanted amid the asynchrony of a blunt, rhythmic beat. The darkness subsequently reveals a high contrast, daylight shot of the impoverished native quarters.

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Borom sarret
Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

2013 | Cannes Classics

Venice Film Festival

2007 | Critics' Week

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