OUSMANE SEMBÈNE | SENEGAL, FRANCE | 1966 | 65 MIN | NR | FRENCH
Part of the Sight and Sound 100 series
BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #98
Thousands of miles from home, a Senegalese woman hopes to elevate her life as she becomes a domestic worker for a wealthy French family. However, her dreams begin to erode as the inevitable presence of misogynoir and colonialism quickly suffocate her.
Cast: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine
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