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by Jacques Sarasin


An African mask, lost in some western collection, is returned to its native Mali, while its keeper becomes over time a kind of ferryman from one world to another and from western to African civilization. Constructed as an ethnological road movie, the film progresses with each step taken deeper into the African bush, into a zone where magic and reality take turns providing the answers.

international title: The Mask From San
original title: Le masque de San
country: Switzerland
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Jacques Sarasin
film run: 83'
screenplay: Jacques Sarasin, Serge Elleinstein
cast: Bakary Sangaré, Youssouf Tata Cissé
cinematography by: Remon Fromont
film editing: Jean Reusser
art director: Bernard Josse
music: Tom Diakité, Jean-Marc Foussat
producer: Jean-Marc Fröhle
production: Point Prod, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
distributor: Moa Distribution
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