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

Now Playing
Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB | TICKETS
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH | TICKETS

Upcoming Bookings

August 29 | Webster Film Series, Saint Louis, MO
September 1 | National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. | TICKETS
September 3 | Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
September 6-9 | Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
September 6-12 | Cinema Detroit, Detroit, MI
September 10 | International Film Series, Boulder, CO
September 20 | Craft House, Staten Island, NY 
October 2-5 | Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
October 6 | IndieMemphis, Memphis, TN
October 8 | Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
October 17-20 | FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ | TICKETS
November 6 | Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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.

Previous Bookings
BAMPFA African Film Festival, Berkeley, CA
Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour, Providence, RI
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Metrograph, New York, NY
Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn, NY
Time & Space Limited, Hudson, NY
The Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco, CA
The Roxie, San Francisco, CA
Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO
AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD
Austin Film Society, Austin, TX
The Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC
International House, Philadelphia, PA
Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Maysles Documentary Center, New York, NY
Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
SIFF Film Center, Seattle, WA