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Directed by Safi Faye
Written by Safi Faye
Starring Magou Seck
Music by Yandé Codou Sène
Cinematography Jürgen Jürges
Edited by Andrée Davanture
Release date
  • May 1996 (1996-05)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Senegal
Language Wolof

Mossane is a 1996 Senegalese drama film directed by Safi Faye. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Unlike some of Faye's earlier films which use a documentary style, Mossane is purely fictional.[2]


Mossane (Magou Seck) is a beautiful 14-year-old girl from a rural Serer village, beloved by many including her own brother and Fara, a poor university student. Although she has long been promised in marriage to the wealthy Diogaye, Mossane defies her parents' wishes and falls in love with Fara. On her wedding day, she refuses to marry Diogaye and tragedy ensues.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Mossane". Retrieved 20 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Ellerson, Beti, "Safi Faye's Gaze: The Evolution of an African Woman’s Cinema", Reference Guide to African Women in Cinema, retrieved 2009-12-19 
  3. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Mossane > Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  4. ^ Thackway, Melissa (2003). Africa shoots back: alternative perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film. James Currey. p. 155. ISBN 0-85255-576-8. 

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