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French cinema: Timbuktu
March 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$7
Presented by the Burlington Film Festival in partnership with Alliance Française
Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako Genre: Drama film – Runtime: 1 h 40 min
The film looks at the brief occupation of Timbuktu, Mali by Ansar Dine. Parts of the film were influenced by a 2012 public stoning of an unmarried couple in Aguelhok. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the François Chalais Prize. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
Location: Main Street Landing, Film House, 60 Lake Street, Burlington
Price: $7 for Members / $8 for Non-Members
Note: AF card holders who would like to become Vermont International Film Festival members can get approximately 20% discount off the membership: The $49 Friend level would be only $40 and the $149 Patron level would be $120.
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