Twist à Bamako (Dancing the Twist in Bamako)
Anacostia Park Field 7
Washington , US 20019
DANCING THE TWIST IN BAMAKO
Directed by Robert Guédiguian, 2023, 2h09, France
With Stéphane Bak, Samba Touré
Synopsis: Mali, 1962. The youth of Bamako dance the twist to rock and roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal. Samba, a young socialist, falls for spirited Lara during one of his missions to the bush. To escape her forced marriage, she secretly flees with him to the city. But Lara’s husband won't let them be and the Revolution soon brings painful challenges as they dream of a future together.
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