Souleymane Cissé: “If the profession recognizes the films you have made, it is an exceptional reward”

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This evening will be awarded, during the opening ceremony of the Quinzaine des cinéastes, one of the most prestigious awards of the festival: the Golden Coach, given to the Malian director Souleymane Cissé. At 82, he thus becomes the second filmmaker from the African continent to receive this distinction, after that of the Senegalese Sembene Ousmane, in 2005.

Malian director Souleymane Cissé at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, May 16, 2023.