Faat Kiné

Dir. Ousmane Sembène (2001). The thoroughly modern heroine of Ousmane Sembène’s penultimate feature is a cheerful, competent, glamorous, and tough business woman. In socialist realism, Kiné would be termed a positive heroine—such narrative as there is suggests a minimalist soap opera in which people from her past keep popping up for a bit of comic re-education.
Sun., April 10, 4 p.m., 2011

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