La noire de… (Black Girl)
Senegal/France 1966 / French with English subtitles / / 1h5m mins
Director: Ousmane Sembène
The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d'Azur. However, things don't turn out as she planned.
“The best film of 1969 … “a perfect short story … unlike anything in the film library: translucent and no tricks, amazingly pure, but spiritualized.“ ¬¬–Manny Farber, Artforum