Touki Bouki / Redes

Edition no. 685/686

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Touki Bouki

With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave–influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alternately manic and meditative Touki bouki is widely considered one of the most important African films ever made.

Redes

Early in his career, the Austrian-born future Oscar winner Fred Zinnemann codirected with Emilio Gómez Muriel the politically and emotionally searing Redes. In this vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a living by fishing on the Gulf of Mexico (mostly played by real- life fishermen), one worker’s terrible loss instigates a political awakening among him and his fellow laborers. A singular coming together of talents, Redes, commissioned by a progressive Mexican government, was cowritten and gorgeously shot by the legendary photographer Paul Strand.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray/DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.37:1
Audio: Spanish 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Wolof 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Spanish 1.0 PCM Mono , Wolof 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1/A
Discs: 3 Discs |  DVD-5/DVD-9/BD-50

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