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Journey of the Hyena Touki Bouki

Djibril Diop Mambéty / Senegal / 1973 / 88 min / Wolof

Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a student, dream of a better future abroad. They would like to go to Paris, but their wish distances them more and more from their surroundings. Because of their increasing longing to leave, they begin to search for quick and unconventional sources of income, which takes them on an unpredictable path that challenges both their values and desires.


With its striking jump cut editing, primal sounds and rough footage, the film brutally and genuinely depicts Dacar and the life there. Kinotrip’s screening upon the film’s fiftieth anniversary.

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»The characters of Touki Bouki are interesting to me because their dreams are not those of ordinary people. Anta and Mory do not dream of building castles in Africa; they dream of finding some sort of Atlantis overseas. Following their dream permitted me to follow my own dreams, and my way of escaping those dreams was to laugh at them. Mory and Anta’s dreams made them feel like foreigners in their own country. So they were marginalized people, in that respect.«
–  Djibril Diop Mambéty

»I was captivated by the film because it is something completely different from any other film I have ever seen. The way the scenes were sequenced gave me the feeling of a narrative, like reading a book with a lot of metaphors. Now I understand why the director says he imagines his creative muse as "an African grandmother who can tell stories like any grandmother under the moonlight". Film from Africa is also a novelty for me. It was extremely interesting for me to walk through the film in a foreign country that we may not see on screen very often. And even though the film is 50 years old, it is still relevant for our generation, because it shows aspects of youth: love, rebellion, dreaming of a better world, freedom and what we would do for it.«    
–  Mija Kolarič, member of the 8th Kinotrip generation

The film was restored in 2008 by the World Cinema Foundation in cooperation with Djibril Diop Mambéty’s family. The restoration was conducted at the Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory. The funds were provided by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways and Qatar Museum Authority.

Thursday, 25. 05. 2023

8th International Kinotrip Film Festival

Between October 19 and 21: three eventful days of films, talks with guests, mingling and fun – all selected and prepared by the young programme team. Tickets already in sale!

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What's On

Best of the World I (2023) Svetovni jagodni izbor I (2023)

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Tuesday, 28. 11. 2023 / 17:00 / Main Hall

A programme of the best animated shorts from around the world, programmed to give you a thorough insight into the latest developments and trends in auteur animation, including many award-winners from some of the leading international festivals.

Jury Programme: 4 Superstars Žirija se predstavlja: 4 zvezdnice

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Tuesday, 28. 11. 2023 / 19:00 / Main Hall

This year’s international jury includes four superstars of global auteur animation: Alexandra Ramires, a Portuguese animation poet and member of BAP Collective, Naomi van Niekerk, a South African master of storytelling using the charcoal animation technique, Nikki Schuster, an Austrian-born Berlin-based artist recycling found objects to make animated travelogues, and Dahee Jeong, a Korean animator whose poetic works have been awarded at the world’s leading festivals.

Main Competition I (2023) Tekmovalni program I (2023)

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Tuesday, 28. 11. 2023 / 21:00 / Main Hall

The best new animated films from Central and Eastern Europe in the running for the Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.