La Genèse (Genesis)
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La Genèse (Genesis)
The Bible's Book of Genesis is given a new spin by director Cheik Oumar Sissoko in his film La Genèse/Genesis, which recasts a famous story by relocating it in the nation of Mali and using a cast of African actors. Covering chapters 23 through 37, in which the world is reborn after the great flood, Esau (Salif Keita) has his birthright stolen by his brother Jacob (Sotigui Kouyate) in exchange for a plate of beans. Esau plots revenge against Jacob, who is lost in grief after the death of his beloved son Joseph. When Jacob's daughter announces she wishes to marry the son of Hamor the… More

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"Genesis has the same stark simplicity and narrative power as Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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