Hyènes [Hyenas], dir. by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Saturday 15 April

Hyènes [Hyenas]

Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegal, France, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Italy


Introduced by Wasis Diop, Kaoru Egushi and June Givanni


Hyènes is an adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s tragicomic play The Visit (1956), with added criticism of neocolonialism and consumerism in Senegal. A wealthy patron visits the near- bankrupt town of Colobane and offers to make the townspeople rich, in exchange for the life of a popular shopkeeper. The screening is introduced by composer and musician Wasis Diop, who is also the director’s brother, Hyénes actor Kaoru Egushi and June Givanni.




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Image: Hyènes [Hyenas], 1992 (dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty). Courtesy Thelma Film AG