Director: Mohamed Camara

Writer(s): Mohamed Camara

Starring: Cécile Bois, Mamady Mory Camara, Koumba Diakite, Aboucar Touré, Kade Seck

Synopsis: Manga and Sory are two young men in love with each other. Manga tells his widowed mother of the relationship, and Sory tells his father. Both parents forbid their sons to see each other again. Sory marries and has a child. Manga’s mother turns to witchcraft to cure her son, and he unsuccessfully undergoes a lengthy form of aversion therapy. He meets and becomes engaged to a white woman called Oumou. Both men try to make their heterosexual relationships work but are ultimately drawn back to each other. Manga’s mother eventually gives her blessing to the pair and the end of the film sees Sory and Manga driving off together towards an uncertain future.

Release Date: May 14, 1997 (France) | Length: 87 min | Genre: Drama | Rating: Tous publics

Note: Also known as “Destiny”. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

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