Timbuktu / COMPLETED

  • Director : Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Actors : Ahmed Ibrahim aka Pino, Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri, Hichem Yacoubi
  • Genre : Drama
  • Nationality : France , Mauritania
  • Duration : 100 min


Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane
lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya and
Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd.

In town, people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by
the Jihadists, determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes,
even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but
resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and
absurd sentences.

Kidane and his family are being spared from the chaos that prevails in
Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentaly kills Amadou,
the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS”, his beloved cow. He now has to face
the new laws of the foreign occupants.

“Cannes (Competition, Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and François Chalais Prize)”

“Toronto IFF 2014 (Official Selection)”

“Timbuktu is a hard film to forget and once again brings Sissako to the center stage of African cinema”

“Abderrahmane Sissako confirms his status as one of the true humanists of recent cinema with this stunningly shot and deeply empathetic drama”