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by Robert Guédiguian


Mali, 1960. The youth of Bamako dance the twist to rock and roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal. Samba, a young socialist, falls for spirited Lara during one of his missions to the bush. To escape her forced marriage, she secretly flees with him to the city. But Lara’s husband won’t let them be and the Revolution soon brings painful disillusions as they dream of a future together.

international title: Mali Twist
original title: Twist à Bamako
country: France, Canada, Senegal
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Guédiguian
film run: 129'
screenplay: Robert Guédiguian, Gilles Taurand
cast: Alicia Da Luz Gomes, Stéphane Bak, Isaka Sawadogo, Saabo Balde, Ahmed Drame, Bakary Diombera, Ben Sultan, Alassane Gueye
cinematography by: Pierre Milon
music: Olivier Alary
producer: Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian
production: Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, France 3 Cinéma, Peripheria [CA], Karoninka [SN], France 3 [FR], Canal+ [FR], Ciné+ [FR], Canal+ International [FR]
distributor: Diaphana Distribution
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