Irish Film Institute -BANEL & ADAMA


Director: Ramata-Toulaye Sy

88 mins, Senegal-France-Mali-Qatar, 2023, Digital, Subtitled, F-Rated

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young couple live in a remote village in northern Senegal and for them, nothing else in the world exists. However, their perfect everlasting love seems on a collision course with their family’s traditions. Adama is pressured to take the position of village chief, but Banel and Adama have different plans – that is, until something in the air shifts. A drought strikes and the cattle begin to die, changing everything. Award-winning filmmaker Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s breath taking and lyrical debut feature follows the fated lovers in their quest to carve a life for themselves beyond the expectations of others. The film premiered in Competition at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, making Sy only the second Black woman in the history of the festival to do so.

There will be Open Captioned screenings on Friday 15th at 15.00 and Tuesday 19th at 18.20.

Book Tickets

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