Yao | Yao (N/C 10+)
Yao, a young boy who loves books and adventure, runs away from his village in northern Senegal – travelling 240 miles to Dakar to meet his hero, Seydou Tall (the charismatic Omar Sy), a renowned French actor visiting his native country. Moved by the boy’s dedication, the actor decides to accompany him back home. But on the byways of Senegal, nothing ever happens as expected. As they share this dusty, adventure-filled journey to Yao’s village, Seydou realises he is also travelling towards his own roots… The boy is played by endearing young Senegalese actor Lionel Basse.
Cast: Omar Sy, Lionel Basse, Fatoumata Diawara
Dir Philippe Godeau | 2017 | France | 104 mins | Int sales Wild Bunch
A benevolent road movie set in Senegal … director Philippe Godeau executes it all perfectly. – Cineuropa
Edinburgh Dominion Tue 3 Dec 18:00
London Ciné Lumière Sun 15 Dec 11:00