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Black Girl - The Criterion Collection

£17.99

Released: 27th June 2022

Barcode: 5050629005431

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • Certification: TBC
  • Category: World Cinema
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Released: 27th June 2022

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    OUSMANE SEMBÈNE (Xala, Faat Kiné) was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century— but his name deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally—into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by M’BISSINE THÉRÈSE DIOP, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.


    BONUS FEATURES SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • 4K restoration of the short film Borom sarret, director Ousmane Sembène’s acclaimed 1963 debut
    • New interviews with scholars Manthia Diawara and Samba Gadjigo
    • Excerpt from a 1966 broadcast of JT 20h, featuring Sembène discussing his win of the Prix Jean Vigo for Black Girl
    • New interview with actor M’Bissine Thérèse Diop
    • Sembène: The Making of African Cinema, a 1994 documentary about the filmmaker by Diawara and wa Thiong’o
    • Alternate colour sequence
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark
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    Actors Mbissine Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene, Ly Abdoulay, Albourah
    Directed by Ousmane Sembene
    Additional info Language(s): French, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
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