Cornell University

Hyenas

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:50pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

Acclaimed director Djibril Diop Mambety's wicked resetting of the famous Durrenmatt play, The Visit, in a dusty and impoverished African village. Hyenas tells the story of the world's richest woman returning to the village of her birth to seek revenge upon the man who seduced and abandoned her. When she offers the villagers millions to kill her former lover, she sets in motion a devastating tale of greed and misguided values. At once a riveting melodrama, a feast of sensuous camera work and ingenious performances, and a provocative allegory on the lure of wealth in the post-colonial third world. A cornerstone work in African cinema. New 2K Restoration.website: pictures.metrograph.com/in-theaters/hyenas

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Cinema

Tags

film, movie, cinema, tfdcin, Movies, perfhum

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/hyenas

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Open To

Public

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