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