LA PETITE VENDEUSE DU SOLEIL

LE FRANC

22.9. Tuesday

16:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

 

 

LA PETITE VENDEUSE DU SOLEIL
R: Djibril Diop Mambéty; Senegal/Schweiz/Frankreich 1999; OF wolof m. dt. UT; DCP; 45 min.

LE FRANC
R: Djibril Diop Mambéty; Senegal/Schweiz/Frankreich 1994; OF wolof m. dt. UT; digital; 45 min.

Sili, a 12-year-old girl with a severe walking disability and using two crutches, is on her way to the capital Dakar to earn some money to support her family. Once at the market, Sili stays near the boys who are selling newspapers and decides to also sell newspapers from now on. What goes for men should also go for women, in her opinion. Thanks to her stubbornness, she gets the chance to sell the 13 remaining copies of the daily Le Soleil. (EZEF) LA PETITE VENDEUSE DU SOLEIL is a plea for courage and self-assertion.
Marigo is a musician, he’s penniless, and as he hasn’t been able to pay his rent for six months, his instrument, a congoma, has now been confiscated by his landlady. It’s usually the national lottery that benefits from this sort of predicament, but this time Marigo has the winning ticket and embarks on an odyssey that sees him resolve the adversities of apparently self-evident circumstances with an endearing clumsiness. The essence of LE FRANC, however, isn’t contained in the plot, but rather in a series of images, used by Mambety to illustrate the miseries of modern Africa with casual symbolism.