UNDER THE STARRY SKY

DES ETOILES

By Dyana GAYE

ANDOLFI - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

This film is a testimony on Senegal today as seen from its Diaspora’s point of view.
The purpose is not to judge the good and the bad in migration, but to rather focus on destinies often reduced to nothing more than statistics.
The opportunity to pay tribute to what we all are: just passing by.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SENEGAL
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, WOLOF
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dyana GAYE
    • Writer(s)
    • Dyana GAYE, Cécile VARGAFTIG
    • Producer(s)
    • Arnaud DOMMERC (ANDOLFI)
    • Synopsis
    • Over one winter, through the cities of Dakar, Torino and New York, we follow the exiled paths of several interconnected characters.
      For her husband’s funeral, New Yorker Mame Amy returns to Dakar with her 19-year-old son Thierno, who takes his first ever steps on African soil. Sophie, 24-years-old, leaves Dakar for Torino to join her husband Abdoulaye. He is missing. Abdoulaye has just arrived in New York with his cousin through an organization of clandestine migrants.
      As the days go by, their destinies begin to echo one another, through the diversity of the cities they are crossing, somehow all united under the same starry sky.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2013
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