Mille Soleils (A Thousand Suns) » Ann Arbor Film Festival

Mille Soleils (A Thousand Suns)

(Mati Diop, 2013, 45 min)

Mati Diop creates a beautiful, haunting portrait of Magaye Niang, the lead actor of  the 1973 film Touki-Bouki. One of the most important films of African cinema, Touki-Bouki was directed by the filmmaker’s uncle Djibril Diop Mambéty.
Set in Dakar and Alaska, A Thousand Suns portrays Niang as a “sad-eyed cattle herder who embodied the seminal role in Touki-Bouki forty years ago…[and]…is now filled with longing for the vanished past and a future that was never meant to be.” (Andréa Picard)


Directed by Mati Diop


Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Films in Competition 6

New experimental, documentary and narrative films, featuring the World Premier of Sleeping District by Tinne Zenner and Certain Things by Mark Toscano; also featuring the Senegalese film Mille Soleils by

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)