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A Thousand Suns

A Thousand Suns

A Short film by Mati Diop

Produced by Anna Sanders Films

Production year : 2013

    Synopsis

    In 1972, Djibril Diop Mambety shoots Touki Bouki. Mory and Anta our in love. Two young lovers share the same dream, to leave Dakar for Paris. At the fateful moment, Anta embarks. Mory, stays alone on quay, incapable to tear himself away from his land. Forty years later, A Thousand Suns investigates into the personal and universal inheritance which represents Touki Bouki. What has happened since? Magaye Niang, the hero of the movie, has never left Dakar. And today, the old cowboy wonders where Anta is, his youth love. Stories about family, exile and cinema meet between the sphere of intimacy and that of the myth.

    Participants (2)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Anna Sanders Films

    French distribution :

    Norte Distribution

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Corinne Castel

    Screenwriter :

    Mati Diop

    Sound Recordist :

    Alioune Mbow

    Production manager :

    Corinne Castel

    Assistant Director :

    Fabacary Assymby Coly

    Director of photography :

    Hélène Louvart

    Assistant Operator :

    Laurent Coltelloni

    Participants :

    Wasis Diop, Magaye Niang

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction, Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Auteur documentary

    Themes :

    Art, Cinema, Nostalgia, Memories, Regions

    Production language :

    Wolof

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2013

    Runtime :

    45 min

    Visa number :

    139.313

    Visa issue date :

    25/03/2014

    Production formats :

    DV

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    16/9

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (4)

    BFI London Film Festival - 2013

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2013)

    Selection

    Short Films Section

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2013

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2013)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Awards

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2013

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2013)

    Awards

    Award for Best Short Film in the International Competition

    Delegations