Metrograph Pictures

Director: Djibril Diop Mamb├ęty
1992 / 110 mins / DCP
Cast: Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhate, Mahouredia Gueye, Baye Peulh, Issa Ramagelissa Samb, Kaoru Egushi

Upcoming Bookings
April 26 | Metrograph, New York, NY
May 2 | Time & Space Limited, Hudson, NY
May 17 | The Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON 
July 8 | Austin Film Society, Austin, TX
July 9 | International House, Philadelphia, PA 
August 16 | SIFF Film Center, Seattle, WA
August 22 | Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB
August 28 | Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
September 1 | National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
September 6 | Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA

One of the treasures of African cinema, Senegalese master Mambéty’s long-delayed follow-up to his canonical Touki Bouki is a hallucinatory comic adaptation of Swiss avant-garde writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play The Visit, which in Mambéty’s version has a now-rich woman returning to her poor desert hometown to propose a deal to the populace: Her fortune, in exchange for the death of the man who years earlier abandoned her and left her with his child. Per its title, a film of sinister, mocking laughter, and a biting satire of a contemporary Senegal whose once-lofty post-colonial dreams have been eroded by western materialism.

New 2K Restoration. Restored in 2018 by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinémathèque suisse, at Eclair Cinema, from the original negative.

Past Screenings
BAMPFA African Film Festival, Berkeley, CA
Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour, Providence, RI
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI