The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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Senegal | 2019 | 26 min
French, Wolof, English | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Remi Mazet
Costume: Oumou Sy
Decorater: Ndiaye Moustapha Et Gueye Camara
Distribution: Les Films Mame Yandé & Autoproduction
Sound mixing: Myriam Rene
Editing: Laurence Attali
Producer: Ousmane-William Mbaye
Script: Laurence Attali
Sound: Michel Tsagli
Artists: Christian D'Erneville ( Musicien - Saxo), Camara Gueye ( Le Peintre - Acteur Principal ), Kya Loum (Musicienne - Voix Et Guitare), Eric Torres ( Danseur)
Production: Les Films Mame Yandé & Autoproduction
Director: Laurence Attali


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A few days before the feast of Tabaski in Dakar, a painter takes to his studio to work on the theme of the ritual. This hybrid film melds fiction, art and politics. It is loosely inspired by the works of painter Iba Ndiaye, who immortalized the political assassinations of post-colonial Africa and segregationist countries. In the words of the artist, “Painting is remembering.”

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands (2020) – Winner Voices Short Award
Dakar Court – Festival International du Court Métrage, Senegal (2019) - Jury's Grand Prize


Laurence Attali

She studied philosophy and cinema at Paris Sorbonne, and theater at Vincennes, before quickly turning to editing. Chief editor for cinema and television, fiction and documentaries, she taught at the same time her craft at the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (Ina) in France and throughout the world.
She moved on to directing in 1992, with the series "La petite minute de bonheur".Sent to Senegal by INA in 1993, she went back there to make her first documentary "Mourtala Diop voyageur de l'art". She then founded Autoproduction Co and began incessant round trips between Paris and Dakar where she has directed and produced most of her films. First of all, documentaries: "Sénégalais Sénégalaise", "Regarde Amet", "Petit Pays", "Moustapha Dimé", "Le temps d’un film". She switched to fiction with "La Trilogie des Amours": "Même le vent" (Even the wind), "Baobab", "Le Déchaussé" ("The unshod man"), selected by numerous festivals, including the Venice Biennale, Locarno, San Sebastian, New York Film Festival, New Directors New Films, Rotterdam, London BFI, Durban, Fespaco etc…They have received several awards. "La Trilogie des Amours" (Trilogy of love) is part of the private collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Laurence obtained Senegalese nationality in 2004. Since the 2000s, she has edited and produced all Ousmane William Mbaye’s documentaries, including "Kemtiyu Cheikh Anta", "President Dia", "Mere-bi, Mother " "Xalima la plume ", which have won many awards.
Her new film "TABASKI", produced in 2019, is a hybrid short movie, blending fiction art and political history, freely inspired by the work of the painter Iba Ndiaye.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Tabaski (2019) ; Le temps d'un film (2007) ; La trilogie des amours (1999 - 2004) ; Même le vent.... (1999) ; Baobab

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