Finye (The Wind)

Sun 26 Oct at 5.45pm

Souleymane Cissé | Mali 1982 | 1h40m | 35mm | Bambara with English subtitles | 15

A vivid social satire with overtones of Romeo and Juliet, Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the rebellious daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendant of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age. Both families object to the union and to the lovers' growing involvement in student strikes against the corrupt government.

A mix of politics, romance and social commentary by the director of the wonderful Yeelen (screened at 8.20pm on Sun 26 Oct), Finye casts a critical eye on both traditional and modern values.

Director Souleymane Cissé will be in attendance to talk to the audience after the screening.

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