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Original title
Le chagrin des oiseaux (Timbuktu)
Running time
97 min.
Mauritania Mauritania
Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
Amin Bouhafa
Sofian El Fani
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Co-production Mauritania-France; Les Films du Worso / Dune Vision / Arches Films / Arte France Cinéma / Orange Studio
Drama | Based On A True Story. Religion. Africa
Synopsis / Plot
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith.
2014: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014: 7 Cesar Awards: including Best Film and Director. 8 Nom.
2015: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2015: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film
2014: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2014: Chicago Film Festival: Best Director
2014: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Picture and Foreign Language Film
2015: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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