Ousmane Sembène: Guelwaar @ Close-Up Cinema, London [21 August]

Ousmane Sembène: Guelwaar


16
21
August
19:30 - 21:30

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Close-Up Cinema
97 Sclater Street, E1 6HR London, United Kingdom
Guelwaar
Ousmane Sembène
1993 | 115 min | Colour | 35mm

“When the body of Guelwaar (“the noble one”), a political activist, philanderer, and pillar of the Christian community, is mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery, the result is a perfect storm of bureaucratic red tape, family disputes, and religious conflict. As usual with Sembene, Guelwaar is many films in one: black comedy, political allegory, social satire, family drama, and, at the end, thunderous indictment of the twin evils of homegrown African corruption and neo-colonial Western aid.” – Harvard Film Archive

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Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members
Box Office: 02037847970

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