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The African Desperate
The African Desperate
A MUBI Release
9.0
/10
26 Ratings

THE AFRICAN DESPERATE

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Directed by Martine Syms
United States, 2022
Drama

Synopsis

This coming-of-age comedy tracks one very long day for Palace Bryant, a newly minted MFA grad whose final 24 hours in art school become a real trip.

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Synopsis

This coming-of-age comedy tracks one very long day for Palace Bryant, a newly minted MFA grad whose final 24 hours in art school become a real trip.

Our take

Chaos reigns in the riotously funny debut feature from visual artist Martine Syms. With a breakthrough performance from Diamond Stingily, this hallucinatory day-in-the-life of a Black artist is a rollicking satire of art-world pretensions and a rowdy portrayal of sex and drugs in the Internet age.

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