(Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1992, Senegal/France, 111 minutes)
Alongside fellow countryman Ousmane Sembène, director Djibril Diop Mambéty put Senegalese films on the world cinema map in the 1960s and beyond. Perhaps best known for his 1973 work Touki Bouki but making great short and feature films right up until his last one (1999’s The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun), Hyenas still manages to stand out as one of his best. An adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play The Visit, in Hyenas we find the return of a woman named Linguere Ramatou to her hometown, for she has a score to settle that has haunted her since her teenage years.
In Wolof with English subtitles.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119