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Okayafrica’s Top 13 Films of 2013

2013 has been an exciting year in African film. This year, nine films by directors of African origin or dealing with Africa-related themes premiered at Sundance Film Festival, including powerful shorts by Fyzal Boulifa and Frances Bodomo (whose forthcoming film Afronauts has been selected for Sundance 2014). Chadian director Mahmat Saleh Haroun and Tunisian-born Abdellatif Kechiche took films to Cannes. Haroun followed Une Homme qui Crie with GriGris , which was not quite as brilliant as his first effort. Kechiche, however, was on the up and up, and his film Blue is the Warmest Colour made himjust the second African-descended filmmaker to win Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or.  [Continue reading article and peruse list.]

Okayafrica’s Top 13 Films of 2013

2013 has been an exciting year in African film. This year, nine films by directors of African origin or dealing with Africa-related themes premiered at Sundance Film Festival, including powerful shorts by Fyzal Boulifa and Frances Bodomo (whose forthcoming film Afronauts has been selected for Sundance 2014). Chadian director Mahmat Saleh Haroun and Tunisian-born Abdellatif Kechiche took films to CannesHaroun followed Une Homme qui Crie with GriGris , which was not quite as brilliant as his first effort. Kechiche, however, was on the up and up, and his film Blue is the Warmest Colour made himjust the second African-descended filmmaker to win Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or.  [Continue reading article and peruse list.]

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