Robert Liensol lève le poing dans une scène du film Soleil Ô

Soleil Ô

Med Hondo
1967 - Drama - 102 min

International cinema


Soleil Ô

country:
France, Mauritania
language:
French, Arabic
subtitles:
English

A furious cry of resistance against racist oppression and a revolutionary milestone in political cinema, this debut feature from Mauritanian director Med Hondo is a bitter, funny and experimental attack on capitalism and the legacy of colonialism. Soleil Ô follows a bright-eyed immigrant who leaves West Africa and travels to Paris in search of employment, community and intellectual engagement, but soon discovers a hostile society where his very presence breeds fear and resentment. In this freewheeling masterpiece, Hondo offers a moving vision of the awakening of black consciousness.

 

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Presented as part of Black History Month.

  • Thursday, Feb 29
    20:00
    - EST

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles

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