By Thierno Souleymane Diallo • 2023 • Documentary • 93'
In 1953, Mamadou Touré directed the film “Mouramani”, a film considered as the first ever made by a black French-speaking director.
However, the mystery remains. No one knows where to find a print, neither if one even exists.
“The Cemetery of Cinema” is the search for that film, also an ode to cinema, both the kind we watch and the kind we make.
A road-movie from east to west, north to south, a film full of love, humor and tenderness towards his peers and the new generation to come but also a quest as Souleymane marches with a sign demanding “Mouramani”’s return…
Berlinale 2023 – Panorama (World Premiere)
Fespaco 2023 – Competition
Director: Thierno Souleymane Diallo
Country: France, Senegal, Guinea, Saudi Arabia
Production year: 2023