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593 Ratings

BRIGHTNESS

Yeelen

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Directed by Souleymane Cissé
Mali, Burkina Faso, 1987
Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

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Synopsis

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

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BrightnessDirected bySouleymane Cissé

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1987 | Winner: Jury Prize
1987 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Independent Spirit Awards
1989 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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