Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)


Original Title: Timbuktu
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Stars: Abel Jafri, Hichem Yacoubi, Pino Desperado
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Festival: Cannes Film Festival 2014 Official Selection


Run is running away… He has just killed his country’s prime minister. To escape, he has taken on the face and clothes of a madman, wandering throughout the town for months. Run speaks of his “transformation into a madman.” He tells the tale of his chaotic journey, like that of the Ivory Coast, by deliberately placing himself beyond the edge of reason. His life returns to him in flashes: his childhood with Master Tourou, when he dreamt of becoming a rainmaker; his incredible adventures with Greedy Gladys, and his past in the militia as a Young Patriot. Run has not chosen all of these lives. He has stumbled into them, escaping from one life to another. This is why he is called “Run.”

The film’s starring cast includes Isaach de Bankole (likely the most familiar to American audiences; he recently starred in Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother Of George), Abdoul Karim Konate (he starred in Bamba Souleymane’s Burn It Up Djassa) and Rasmane Ouedraogo (the veteran featured in films like Ousmane Sembene’s Moolaadé).


Abel Jafri
Hichem Yacoubi
Pino Desperado
Toulou Kiki
Kettly Noël

Timbuktu , 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating