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Title:

DES ETOILES

Title German:UNTERM STERNENHIMMEL
Title English:UNDER THE STARRY SKY
Country:Frankreich; Senegal 2014
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:88 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Gaye, Dyana
  



Storyline



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Turin, Dakar, New York – three cities, three stories about the unknown; a special kind of story about migration and intertwined journeys. Young Sophie leaves Dakar to live with her husband Abdoulaye in Turin. On her arrival, she’s in for a horrible surprise: Abdoulaye has already travelled on to New York with a friend, via France. He hopes to be able to stay at Sophie’s aunt Mamy Fall’s, however she’s on her way to Dakar with her 19-year-old son Thierno… Told with a remarkably light touch, the film provides a confident, unhurried perspective on the positive and negative effects of global migration movements. filmdienst magazine wrote: “Supported by strong lead performances, Dyana Gaye pulls off a surprisingly multifaceted exercise about the phenomenon
of migration and about today’s Senegal seen from its diaspora – the message being that practically all of us are
migrants nowadays.” In 2014, the film received, amongst other awards, the jury and audience prizes at the Angers Film Festival while two of its actors were recognised with awards by French language cinema.