Metrograph Pictures

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

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
Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Webster Film Series, Saint Louis, MO
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
International Film Series, Boulder, CO
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Craft House, Staten Island, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
IndieMemphis, Memphis, TN
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Cinema Detroit, Detroit, MI 
Amherst Cinema, Amherst, MA
FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Array 360, Los Angeles, CA
Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN