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In a suburb of the Senegalese Dakar, the young love between Ada and Souleiman seems without worries. But a gloomy future awaits... 

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


Monday March 2 with English subs at 7:00 pm

This debut feature by Senegalese director Mati Diop is the first film by a black, female filmmaker chosen for the main competition at Cannes, where it premiered and eventually won the Grand Prix.

The veil of young love hides a bleak future for young Ada and Souleiman. Though their love seems carefree, this is far from true. After not having received any salary for months, Souleiman and a group of construction workers decide to leave the country in search of a better future. The ocean separates Souleiman from his Ada. Though all she wants is to be with Souleiman, Ada must marry another man, whom she doesn't love. During the wedding party, a devastating fire breaks out. Also, a mysterious fever befalls several girls... Is there a connection? Issa, a young detective, launches an investigation.

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