Banel & Adama

Banel & Adama

Release Date:

Coming Soon

Directed By:

Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Written & Directed By:

Produced By:


Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Binta Racine Sy, Moussa Sow, Ndiabel Diallo, Oumar Samba, Dia Amadou Ndiaye

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Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young married couple lives in a remote village in northern Senegal. For them, nothing else exists. Yet their perfect everlasting love is on a collision course with their community’s customs. Because in this world, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos.

Banel & Adama was the only feature In Competition at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival from a first time director. The film has also featured at the 2023 Whānau Mārama | New Zealand International Film Festival and as part of the Bright Horizons competition at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Banel & Adama is Senegal’s entry for the international feature film award at the 2024 Academy Awards.

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