A film by Robert Guédiguian

Cast : Stéphane Bak, Alicia Da Luz Gomes

2021 / drama / Color / status : completed / General Audience / long feature-film / All Rights / International collections

Mali, 1960. The youth of Bamako dance the twist to rock and roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal. Samba, a young socialist, falls for spirited Lara during one of his missions to the bush. To escape her forced marriage, she secretly flees with him to the city. But Lara’s husband won’t let them be and the Revolution soon brings painful disillusions as they dream of a future together.

Robert Guédiguian (Best Actress Winner Venice 2019 – Gloria Mundi, Venice 2017 Competition – The House by the Sea) teams up with award winning scriptwriter Gilles Taurand (Heal the Living, Farewell My Queen) to explore a lesser-known side of Mali’s history, with this powerful love story in a country torn between tradition and revolution.

Production : AGAT FILMS & CIE