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Banel & Adama (DVD)

Directed by : Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Available Date : 08/06/2024
Release Year : 2024
Running Time : 86
UPC : 738329267261
Country : Senegal, France, Mali, Qatar
Language: Pulaar with English subtitles
Subject : African Studies
Genre : Drama
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Available: Aug 6th 2024. Pre-orders are generally sent several days in advance of street date. Order may not be split.
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Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young married 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 their own plans… until something in the air changes. The rains do not come, the cattle begin to die, the men leave. The curse weighs on Adama's sense of duty, and the chasm between them drives Banel into a feverish, mystical chaos.

A rare debut feature that premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and Senegal's official submission to the 96th Academy Awards®, Banel & Adama is a lush and lyrical West African dreamscape, a tragic romance that soars to the heights of longing and descends deep into the realm of myth as it sets its protagonists' perfect everlasting love on a collision course with their community’s traditions.

Product Extras :
  • Q&A with director Ramata-Toulaye Sy (courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center)
  • Theatrical Trailer
Publish Date : 2024-06-05
  • Ramata-Toulaye Sy - Director
  • Khady Mane - Actor
  • Mamadou Diallo - Actor
  • Binta Racine Sy - Actor
  • Amadou Ndiaye - Actor
  • Moussa Sow - Actor


"A striking debut that puts Sy on the map as a purveyor of deceptively gorgeous visions. Evokes cinema’s philosophical high priest, Terrence Malick.”

“A cosmic love story."

“Visually arresting.. unequivocally beautiful. Sy paints breathtaking scenes with her camera, demonstrating a gorgeous way of seeing the world.”

“Wonderfully photographed and vehemently acted, the film is full of ideas. An impressive piece of work from a natural filmmaker.”

“A lyrical love story… a West African spin on the free-form reveries of Terrence Malick.”

“It really gets under your skin.”

“Striking and mysterious… a complex portrait of a woman brimming with desire and belief in her own love story.”

"Transfixing. A tragic, evocative love story."

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