Still from Timbuktu

Friday, 04 March 2016: Timbuktu

Friday, 04 March 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako, France/Mauretania 2014, 96 mins, 12A

“The tranquillity of a law-abiding Muslim family is shattered by gun-toting jihadists in this harrowing reflection on the occupation of northern Mali in 2012. Exceptional human filmmaking.” Empire

Jihadis roam the streets of Timbuktu imposing their harsh and arbitrary rules in this magnificent new film by one of the great African film-makers. Angry, polemical, beautiful and at times violent, Timbuktu is one of the most powerful films of recent years.

“Timely and permanent, immediate and essential” New York Times

Further reading

  1. Observer
  2. Guardian
  3. Sight and Sound
  4. RogerEbert.com
  5. Telegraph
  6. New York Times
  7. Salon
  8. Interview with Abderrahmane Sissako
  9. Abderrahmane Sissako for beginners
  10. Film Comment: interview with Sissako
  11. Washington Post
  12. Eye for Film