Major Spotlight On African Talent at Cannes Film Festival 2023

With a record number of films in the official lineup, African cinema is set to shine at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It's not only a showcase for attracting international distribution though. It is also a significant motivator for up-and-coming young filmmakers from the continent, writes Ollia Horton for RFI.

The 76th festival showcases a record number of films set in Africa within its official selection, with two of them competing for top honours. The films are Four Daughters from Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin) and Banel & Adama, the debut feature from Senegalese-French filmmaker Ramata-Toulaye Sy. Other films include a selection from Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, Sudan, and Cameroon.

Legendary Malian writer-director Souleymane Cissé was honored with the Carrosse d'Or award for cinematic pioneers.

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