Detroit Film Theatre
Afrofuturist Cinema: LES SAIGNANTES
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:30 PM DFT Auditorium
(Cameroon/2005—directed by Jean-Pierre Bekolo)
Les Saignantes is an African sci-fi vampire political satire. Best friends Majolie and Chouchou are two beautiful young women trying to get ahead in a near-future Cameroon. After accidentally killing a powerful politician, the two come up with a plot to dispose of the body and get into the glamorous wakes that have taken over the local nightlife. As the girls tear their way through the corrupt ruling class, using their feminine wiles and magical powers, Bekolo drops inter-titles into the film, commenting on the difficulties of filmmaking in an oppressive political climate. In French with English subtitles. (97 min.)
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