Metrograph Pictures

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

Upcoming Bookings
June 19 | Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
June 23 | Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO

June 30 | AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD
July 8 | Austin Film Society, Austin, TX
July 9 | International House, Philadelphia, PA 
July 12 | The Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC
August 2 | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
August 2 | Maysles Documentary Center, New York, NY

August 9 | Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR
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
October 17 | FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ

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
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