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La Vie sur Terre

Fortnight 1998, Feature film, 1 h 01


« The desire to film Soloko, life, life on earth, as well as the desire to travel…. All the more so because the year 2000 is nearly upon us and nothing will have changed for the better, you know that better than I do…. » On the eve of the year 2000, French-based Mau-ritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns to Sokolo, a small village in Mali, to see his father. He meets Nana, a young girl who is also passing through. He wanders the streets, the squares, the post, the fields. It’s the beginning of meditation on the ever-turbulent relations between Africa and Europe as village life goes on…


Abderrahmane Sissako

He was born in Mauritania. He leaned Russian and graduated in cinema at VGIK Institute in Moscou. His second medium length film, Octobre, was shown in Cannes. He was artistic manager on Molom, directed by Marie Jaoul de Poncheville in 1994. He made a short film in 1995 and a medium one, Sabrya, shown in Venice. After a documentary, Rostov Luanda, he made La Vie sur terre.

Abderrahmane Sissako
Nana Baby

Abderrahmane Sissako

Jacques Besse

Pascal Armant

Nadia Ben Rachid

Salif Keita, Anovar Brahem, Balafons et Tambours d’Afrique

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