Banel & Adama (12A)
Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. Seeking a home of their own, they decide to live apart from their families. When Adama informs the local council that he won’t accept his blood duty as future chief, the whole community is disrupted. There’s no rain for their parched village, and their actions are blamed. Where they live, it seems, there is no room for passion. This strikingly beautiful first feature from Ramata-Toulaye Sy, shot on location in northern Senegal, is brilliantly performed by a non-professional cast.
Preview courtesy of We Are Parable