Visiting Artist: Abderrahmane Sissako

Alison J. Murray Levine (French) Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako will be at UVA for an artist residency from April 9-13, 2015. The program's centerpiece is a free public screening and discussion with the filmmaker around his most recent film, "Timbuktu". This event will be held at the Paramount. "Timbuktu" was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was one of the five 2015 Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. It also raked in seven of France's coveted César awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Sissako will also teach an open public master class on April 10 and lead a small group of film students on a "film walk" around the UVA Lawn. Learn more about his visit inUVA Today.