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African Cinema at the 76th Cannes Film Festival: 10 Takeaways — Akoroko
Africa has never been so well represented at Cannes. What could this mean for future editions of the world’s most prestigious festival, and African cinema overall?
SALEM #Cannes2023 Review: A Blend of Genres and Emotions that Defies Categorization — Akoroko
A film that defies easy categorization, French director Jean-Bernard Marlin’s sophomore feature screens in the Un Certain Regard strand of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival
GOODBYE JULIA #Cannes2023 Review: A Nuanced Exploration of the Complexities in Modern Sudan
The first feature film from Sudan ever to be selected for the main section of the Cannes Film Festival is subtle yet effective in its thematic dives.
AUGURE/OMEN #Cannes2023 Review: A Bold Fusion of Music, Magic, and Cultural Resonance — Akoroko
Multidisciplinary artist Baloji’s feature film debut weaves a mesmerizing tale of cultural exploration, resilience, and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.
MAMBAR PIERRETTE #Cannes2023 Review: Stark Hybrid Portrait of a Seamstress and a Cameroonian City in Flux — Akoroko
Rosine Mbakam’s poignant hybrid film weaves a tale of the resilience of a single mother against the vibrant yet challenging backdrop of Douala, Cameroon in this Directors’ Fortnight 2023 selection.
BANEL & ADAMA #Cannes2023 Review: A Timeless and Tragic Senegalese Love Story — Akoroko
Screening in the Cannes Film Festival main competition, this emotionally powerful film marks French-Senegalese director Ramata-Toulaye Sy as a filmmaker to watch.
DESERTS #Cannes2023 Review: Uneven Terrain in Moroccan Filmmaker Faouzi Bensaïdi’s Sixth Film — Akoroko
The Moroccan director contrasts two different stories set in the harsh and unforgiving desert, but fails to blend them coherently or engagingly.
AMA GLORIA #Cannes2023 Review: Cape Verde-Set Drama Thoughtfully Explores Realities of Migration and Care Work – Akoroko
This sophisticated study of the intricate dynamics between a nanny and a little girl, opened the Critics’ Week section at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.
LE RETOUR (HOMECOMING) #Cannes2023 Review: A Mixed Bag of Emotions and Experiences — Akoroko
Catherine Corsini’s family drama offers a moving portrait of family bonds and individual journeys, but leaves viewers feeling unsatisfied with underdeveloped plot points and arcs.