• Waiting for Happiness

    2002. Mali/Mauritania. Abderrahmane Sissako. 95 min.

Discussion with Sissako

Friday, June 26, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


  • Waiting for Happiness

    2002. Mali/Mauritania. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. Abdallah returns home to Nouadhibou, a small coastal Mauritanian city that acts as a transit point to the West, on his way to Europe. Having forgotten how to speak his mother tongue, he becomes a mute observer of village life and its minor intrigues. His mother and Khatra, an orphan boy apprenticed to an aging electrician, try to help him adapt, but to little avail. Abdallah, his eyes fixed on the horizon, awaits the arrival of hypothetical happiness. This print is newly acquired by MoMA. In Hassani; English subtitles. 95 min.

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