Press Junket for YEELEN (1987)


A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father (Sienel, IMDB)

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Souleymane Cissé

Cast and Crew

(Excerpted from IMBD)

Writing Credits
Souleymane Cisse

Cast (partial)
Issiaka – Niankoro
Aoua Sangare – Attou
Niamanto Sanogo – Soma, Djigui
Balla Moussa Keita – Rouma Boll
Soumba Traore – Mah
Ismalia Sarr – Bofing

Produced by
Souleymane Cisse

Music by
Salif Keita
Michel Portal

Cinematography by
Jean-Noel Ferragut
Jean-Michel Humeau

Film Editing by
Dounamba Coulibaly
Andree Davanture
Jenny Goepfert
Seipati Keita
Seipati N’Xumalo

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

Bergamo Film Meeting - won Golden Rosa Camuna - 1987
British Film Institute Awards - won Sutherland Trophy - 1987
Cannes - won Jury Prize - 1987
Film independent Spirit Awards - nominee for Best Foreign Film - 1989