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Banel & Adama at Laemmle Theatres


Banel and Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Laemmle Theatres

Opens June 14, 2024


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.

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. Drama, 87 min, a Kino Lorber release

Written and directed by: Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Cast: Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo

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