Director Abderrahmane Sissako weeps during a news conference for his film "Timbuktu," which is in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, Friday May 15.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The director of "Timbuktu," a powerful film about the Islamist occupation of northern Mali, broke down in tears in Cannes Thursday as he spoke about this dark moment in the country's history.Featuring death by stoning, lashings, and extreme restrictions, the film, which is up for the Palme d'Or, portrays the forced submission of residents in the fabled Malian city of Timbuktu to jihadists in 2012, before a French-led military offensive last year drove the militants out.The first film to be released about the dramatic events in northern Mali, "Timbuktu" revolves around Kidane, his wife Satima (Kiki) and his daughter Toya, whose lives plunge into the abyss as nearby Timbuktu gradually falls into the hands of the jihadists.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE