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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Banel & Adama

Ramata-Toulaye Sy

France, Senegal, Mali

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Director's Biography

Of Senegalese background, Ramata-Toulaye Sy was born and raised in Paris. She joined the screenwriting department of La Fémis in 2011, from which she graduated in 2015. Sy has worked as a screenwriter on films including Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti’s Sibel (2018) and Atiq Rahimi’s Our Lady of the Nile (2019) . In 2020, Sy directed her first short film, Astel, which was selected for more than eighty festivals and pre-selected for the 2023 César Awards. Banel & Adama is her first feature film.

Pulaar, Fulani
Screenings :
Tue 28 / 11h00 / Salle des Ministres
Wedn 29 / 18h30 / Cinéma le Colisée
Tue 28 / 11h00 / Salle des Ministres
Wedn 29 / 18h30 / Cinéma le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Banel and Adama, a young married couple, are fiercely in love. They live in a remote village in northern Senegal, where, for them, nothing exists beyond their perfect everlasting love. In this world, however, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos — and now they are on a collision course towards their community’s traditional customs.

Director Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Producer Eric Névé, Margaux Juvénal, Maud Leclair-Névé

Screenwriter Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Cinematographer Amine Berrada

Art Director Rafael Mathias Monteiro

Editor Vincent Tricon

Sound Benjamin Silvestre

Music Bachar Mar-Khalifé

Colour Colour

Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Binta Racine Sy, Moussa Sow, Ndiabel Diallo

Production Company La Chauve Souris, Take Shelter, Astou Films, Astou Production, DS Productions

International Sales Company Best Friend Forever

Distributor Pathé BC Afrique


France, Senegal, Mali






Pulaar, Fulani