Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Black Girl
(La Noire de...)

by Ousmane SEMBÈNE


Gomis Diouna works for a French family, looking after their children in France. Little more than a hired cleaner, she finds herself shunning all forms of human contact. She cannot speak French or write in her mother tongue. Even her letters have to be written and read by the French family.

Black Girl (1966) is the first feature made by a filmmaker from sub-Saharan Africa. It is based on Sembene’s eponymous short story from the short story collection Voltaïque (1962).

  • Titre français
    La Noire de…
  • Original title
    La Noire de...
  • Titre international
    Black Girl
  • Scénario
    Sembène Ousmane
  • Photo
    Christian Lacoste
  • Montage
    André Gaudier
  • Interprétation
    Thérèse M'Bissine Diop, Robert Fontaine, M mar Nar Sène, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Ibrahima Boy
  • Ventes internationales
    Cinémathèque d'Afrique (Institut Français)
  • Support de projection

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