Black Girl

  • Thur Sept 1
    7:15
Black Girl
director:
Ousmane Sembene
cast:
Mbissine Therese Diop, Anne-Maire Jelinck

Sembene’s first feature film made a profound impression at several international film festivals in 1966, and the evolution of African Cinema can be dated from this point. The heroine of the story, Diovanne, is a Senegalese maid taken to the Riviera by her French employers. It is only when she is out of Africa that she realizes what being an African means: it means being a thing, no longer Diovanne but “the black girl.” In French with English subtitles.

website: janusfilms.com/films/1811

New Digital Restoration
format
DCP bw
runtime
1 hour 5 minutes
release year/country
1965 Senegal
subtitled