Yeelen (Brightness)

Filmed in the African country of Mali, Yeelen (Brightness) weaves several Kenyan folk stories into an engaging framework. The hero is a young boy whose father is an evil magician. Marked for death by his long-absent papa, the boy bids goodbye to his mother and heads for the hills. En route to his kindly uncle, our hero utilizes his own conjuring skills for the benefit of those less fortunate than himself; he also rescues a king from being deposed.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Souleymane Cissé

Cast:

  • Issiaka Kane
  • Aoua Sangare
  • Niamanto Sanogo
  • Balla Moussa Keita
  • Soumba Traore
  • Ismaila Sarr
  • Youssouf Tenin Cissé
  • Koke Sangare

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