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First Poster For Alain Gomis' Drama 'Tey' (Saul Williams, Aissa Maiga Star)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 15, 2013 at 12:42PM

Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Tey (previously titled Aujourd'hui, or Today in English), will make its New York premiere at the 3rd annual New Voices In Black Cinema Festival, presented by BAMcinématek and ActNow Foundation, which starts today, running from February 15 - 18, at BAM Rose Cinemas.
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Tey

Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Tey (previously titled Aujourd'hui, or Today in English), will make its New York premiere at the 3rd annual New Voices In Black Cinema Festival, presented by BAMcinématek and ActNow Foundation, which starts today, running from February 15 - 18, at BAM Rose Cinemas.

The film, which stars Saul Williams and Aissa Maiga, follows a man named Satche (played by Williams) during the last 24 hours of his life.

Wide Management picked up the film to represent and shop at the Marché du Film at Cannes, and it appears to have been sold to a few territories in Europe (but not the USA yet unfortunately), although it's screened and continues to screen at USA-based festivals.

Of the film, director Gomis states, "It's the kind of tale that takes place in an imaginary society in which death comes looking for someone. The film starts when he opens his eyes and ends when they close," said the director of the critically-acclaimed L'Afrance (2001) and Andalucia (2008).

Saul Williams, who most will likely recall from his work on the 1998 film Slam (as both writer and star), last appeared as himself in a series of documentaries - most recently Nelson George's soon-to-be released paean to the city he loves, Brooklyn Boheme.

On Aujourd'hui, Williams adds, "The film is not set in Dakar, we never say where it is taking place... [Satche is a] man of great intelligence, with little ambition who is not interested in the American dream and returns to his country after 15 years in the United States, to the unpleasant surprise of his family."

The film, produced by Senegalese company Cinekap, and financed mostly with French funds, co-stars the absolutely lovely and talented Aissa Maiga (who you may recall, also co-stars in Phillip Niang's Toussaint L'Ouverture movie), Djolof Mbengue, and Doss Thierno Ndiaye.

A trailer for the film was posted little bit ago, and it's embedded below (no English subtitles however). First, here's the film's poster:

This article is related to: Tey (Aujourd'hui), Alain Gomis, Saul Williams, Aissa Maiga


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