Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Saloum

Year: 2021
Country: SENEGAL, FRANCE
Language: Wolof, French
Run Time: 80 minutes

Saloum
Saloum
Saloum
Saloum
Saloum

It’s 2003 in Guinea-Bissau, and the military has declared a coup. Amidst the violent chaos, a trio of infamous mercenaries called Bangui’s Hyenas are on a mission to smuggle a notorious drug dealer out of the country. When their trip is forced off course by an unexpected complication, the Hyenas find themselves laying low on an isolated nature preserve in Saloum, Senegal, surrounded by the massive river that is the Sine-Saloum Delta. What first seems like a relaxing layover for the weary group, slowly transforms into a waking nightmare, filled with the sinister folklore and rumored curses of this remote land. As haunting memories begin to consume one of their own, the Hyenas find themselves in a danger far darker than exposure for their illegal activity. An enthralling tale from beginning to end, SALOUM is a supernatural thriller filled with secrets, twists, and unlikely heroes. In this mystical genre-crossing journey, nothing is as it appears. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:00 PM

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 2:20 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
After Hours
Black Cinema
Only at Playhouse Square

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Jean Luc Herbulot

Producer
Pamela Diop

Screenwriting
Jean Luc Herbulot

Cinematography
Gregory Corandi

Editing
Sébastien Prangère, Alasdair McCulloch, Nicolas Desmaisons

Principal Cast
Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily Juhen, Roger Sallah, Mentor Ba, Bruno Henry, Renaud Farah, Ndiaga Mbow

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