Most Popular Bambara-Language Feature Films
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako With: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki Drama 97 mins.
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. Dir: Laurent Cantet With: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio Drama 128 mins.
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako With: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra Drama 115 mins.
When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. Dir: Ousmane Sembene With: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré Drama 124 mins.
Life on Earth
In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we... Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako With: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako Comedy | Drama 61 mins.
A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. Dir: Souleymane Cissé With: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo Drama | Fantasy 105 mins.
In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes... Dir: Roger Gnoan M'Bala With: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi Drama 90 mins.
Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs. Dir: Souleymane Cissé With: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita Drama 100 mins.
Sia, the Dream of the Python
Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. But what really happens is that all the priests rape her... Dir: Dani Kouyaté With: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Balla Habib Dembélé Drama 96 mins.
The biblical story of Jacob and Esau. Dir: Cheick Oumar Sissoko With: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita Drama 102 mins.