Timbuktu

Timbuktu

Timbuktu

In this Palme d’Or-nominated drama, many residents of Timbuktu have fled with the city coming under the control of Jihadist fundamentalists. Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed) and his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki) remain, living in an open tent with their daughter and an orphaned boy, as armed Jihadis impose their prohibitions and presence while armed to the teeth. With longstanding traditions challenged, and Timbuktu transformed into a place of bigotry and fear, all it takes is a single confrontation to set off a tragedy that the fledging theocracy will struggle to address.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and François Chalais Award winner, Cannes Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M, Violence & content that may disturb100 minsFranceArabic, Bambara, French, English, Songhay and Tamasheq with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Timbuktu

Before you sign another petition calling for harsher sentences or say "there should be a law against that" you should see Timbuktu. The film interlocks various stories, fragments and scenes to show us life changing in Timbuktu as it comes reluctantly under the control of Islamic extremists. Despite the subject matter and the violence the film maker tries...

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Variety

Variety

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Sissako confirms his status as one of the true humanists of recent cinema with this stunningly shot and deeply empathetic drama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A brilliant portrait of a place ruled by religion and a people traumatised by division

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Superbly evocative and heart-breaking.

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Variety

Variety

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Sissako confirms his status as one of the true humanists of recent cinema with this stunningly shot and deeply empathetic drama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A brilliant portrait of a place ruled by religion and a people traumatised by division

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Superbly evocative and heart-breaking.

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Timbuktu

Before you sign another petition calling for harsher sentences or say "there should be a law against that" you should see Timbuktu. The film interlocks various stories, fragments and scenes to show us life changing in Timbuktu as it comes reluctantly under the control of Islamic extremists. Despite the subject matter and the violence the film maker tries...

5.0
0