TIMBUKTU

Some movies need time and distance to establish themselves and prove their greatness. Timbuktu only needs seventeen minutes to establish itself as a masterwork. The scene in which this happens is a simple one, it is set in a sand dune and contains four characters, spare dialogue and little action. Satima (Toulou Kiki) and her daughter, Toya (Layla Walet) are washing their hair when a jihadist and his translator approach. These dunes are home to Satima, Toya and Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), their husband and father, who is off with his cattle herd, something the jihadist is well aware of as … Continue reading TIMBUKTU