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Mandabi (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)(Pre-order / Feb 16)

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Mandabi Blu-ray
Criterion | 1968 | 91 min | Not rated | Feb 16, 2021

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p

Audio
Wolof: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515255110


Mandabi (1968)

After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans even as he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head.

Director: Ousmane Sembène


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Introduction by film scholar Aboubakar Sanogo
- Conversation from 2020 with author and screenwriter Boubacar Boris Diop and sociologist and feminist activist Marie Angélique Savané
- Praise Song, a new program about director Ousmane Sembène featuring outtakes from the 2015 documentary Sembène! of interviews with author and activist Angela Davis, musician Youssou N'Dour, filmmaker and scholar Manthia Diawara, and many others
- Tauw, a 1970 short film by Sembène
- New English subtitle translation by Sembène biographer Samba Gadjigo
- PLUS: An essay by critic and scholar Tiana Reid and excerpts from a 1969 interview with Sembène