A thousand Suns / Mille Soleils
France, 2013, Colour, 45 min
A Thousand Suns explores the personal and common heritage left by the live action movie Touki Bouki, made in 1972 in Dakar by Mati Diop's uncle, filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety (1943-1998). Thanks to the confidence of her father Wasis Diop, mother discovers her real past and explores her roots based on the traces left by this mysterious movie. A family history of film and exile spread like waves and intersperse in the area of the intimate and the mythical.
- Directors Bio
- Festival and Awards
Mati Diop was born in 1982. She is an actress and director, known for Big in Vietnam (2012), Simon Killer (2012) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).
Grand Prix Best Film - FID, Marseille 2013. Best Short Film – IndieLisboa 2013. True/False FF 2013. Rotterdam IFF 2014. Ann Arbour FF 2014. 25FPS Zagreb 2013.
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