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Criterion Collection: Black Girl
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Ousmane Sembene (Xala, Faat Kine) was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century but his name deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembene, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by M'Bissine Therese Diop, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

Title: Criterion Collection: Black Girl
Genre: Drama
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Special Edition, 4K Mastering, Restored, Widescreen
Release Date: 1/24/2017
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515191913
Item #: 1757451X

Street Date: 1/24/2017
Run Time: 59 minutes

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