Yeelen (1987)

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Director: Souleymane Cissé
Cast: Issiaka Kane, Niamanto Sanogo, Aoua Sangare


A young man flees his sorcerer father bent on destroying him.

The Review

Full of symbolism less accessible to Western audiences, but the images of water, tribal implements, and light (the title means 'The Light') have a cumulative mystical effect, and it is so bizarre it is compelling.