The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

(Djibril Diop Mambety 1999). The last film completed by the talented Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety is an exercise in stylized neo-realism. This marketplace legend in which an indomitable crippled girl reinvents herself as a vender of the local newspaper (hence the title) is a bold, vibrant, and splashy 45 minutes with a wonderful percolating score by the filmmaker’s brother, Wasis Diop.
Sat., Oct. 11, 4 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 13, 8:15 p.m., 2008
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