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Banel & Adama

Directed by Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Release: 2024
Runtime: 87
Country: Senegal, France, Mali
Language: Pulaar

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young couple lives in a remote village in northern Senegal. For them, nothing else exists except each other. But for the rest of their tight-knit village, duty dictates that Adama soon accept the role of chief. The two lovers have other plans… until something in the air changes. The rains do not come; the cattle begin to die; the men leave. A rare debut feature that premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and Senegal's official submission to the Academy Awards®, Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Banel & Adama is a lush and lyrical fable that soars to the heights of longing and descends deep into the realm of myth, sending its protagonists' idyllic love on a collision course with their community’s customs. Because in this world, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos.

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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Color

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Venue City Date
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1718337600June 14 - June 20, 2024
Film Forum New York 1717732800June 7 - June 13, 2024
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1718337600June 14 - June 20, 2024
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1718337600June 14 - June 20, 2024