HYÈNES

24.9. Tuesday

19:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Djibril Diop Mambety;

Senegal 1992;

OF franz. m. dt. UT; DCP; 110 min.

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, the director who spends his time between Berlin, New York and Lesotho, will present a masterpiece of African cinema. HYÈNES is a West African take on Dürrenmatt’s famous play “The Visit”. The film is set in Colobane, a town in the Sahel, which is where Linguere Ramatou was once impregnated and then abandoned by the rich shopkeeper Dramaan Drameh. Years later she returns – “rich as the World Bank” – seeking revenge. A visually powerful critique of the glitzy world of capitalism by Djibril Diop Mambety, who was one of the first West African filmmakers to develop a highly original, unconventional style, all delightfully complemented by a score by his brother, Wasis Diop. In the discussion with Dr Yilmaz Dziewior, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese will present the film and explain his choice.

 

In cooperation with the “Friends of the Wallraf Richartz Museum and Museum Ludwig” (www.museumsfreunde-koeln.de)