1969, Thelonious Monk arrives in Paris. Before his evening concert, he recorded a program for French TV. The footage shows him rare, close, in the grip of the violent factory of stereotypes from which he tries to escape.
the Sorbonne (France).
He made his directorial debut in 2002 with L’AFRANCE, a film
about the struggles of migrants in France which won a Silver
Leopard award at the Locarno Film Festival. His film ANDALUCIA
was shown at the Venice Film Festival in 2012. AUJOURD’HUI
(TEY), shown in competition at the Berlinale, won a Golden
Stalion at Fespaco.
He returned to the Berlinale in 2017 with FÉLICITÉ. The film
won him the competition’s Grand Jury Prize, a second Gold
Stallion at Fespaco, and represented Senegal at the Oscars where it
was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film.
Producer:Anouk KHELIFA, Arnaud DOMMERC