11 classic African movies worth watching

Africa Month may have ended but Showmax has just released a collection of 11 classic African movies that are worth celebrating year-round, having been praised everywhere from Cannes to Ouagadougou, Sundance to Toronto.  

Touki Bouki

Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Touki Bouki is the story of two lovers – a cowherd and a university student – who dream of escaping to Paris from Dakar.

For a film originally released in 1973, Touki Bouki has been in the headlines a lot this year. In March, Beyonce took to Instagram to announce her ‘On The Run II’ stadium tour with Jay-Z with a striking poster image of the couple on a bull-skull-trimmed motorbike, inspired by the classic Senegalese road trip movie. Her Instagram post racked up over 3m views in under 24 hours.

Then in April, Touki…

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