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Running time – 87 minutes

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In Pular and Peul with English subtitles

Palme d’Or 2023 Nominee, Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young couple live in a remote village in northern Senegal and for them, nothing else in the world exists. However, their perfect everlasting love seems on a collision course with their family’s traditions. Adama is pressured to take the position of village chief, but Banel and Adama have different plans – that is until something in the air shifts.

Banel and Adama stood back to back with the sun shining

A drought strikes and the cattle begin to die, changing everything. Award-winning filmmaker Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s breathtaking and lyrical debut feature follows the fated lovers in their quest to carve a life for themselves beyond the expectations of others. The film premiered in Competition at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, making Sy only the second Black woman in the history of the festival to do so.

A person in a yellow t-shirt sat in the roots of a large tree

“evokes our cinema’s philosophical high priest, Terrence Malick” – Indiewire

“With its balletic choreography of performance and statuesque visual approach, Sy’s film is a work of remarkable composition” – Little White Lies

“an impressive piece of work from a natural film-maker.” – The Guardian

“Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Debut Film Is Striking And Sophisticated … a performance piece that really gets under your skin” –

Director – Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Cast – Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo

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    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

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  • BBFC Rating information (may contain spoilers)

    moderate bloody images

    A defiant young couple faces the judgement of their village when it is hit by a devastating drought in this slow burning, lyrical Senegalese romantic drama, which features scenes of bloody butchery and animal killing