Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Karmen Gei
  • Film
  • 4/12/2007
  • 18:00-20:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
The legendary story of Carmen, made famous by George Bizet's opera, receives an imaginative reworking by Senegalese director Joseph Gai Ramaka. Set in contemporary Senegal to African music and dance, the film stars Djeinaba Diop Gai as Karmen, a lascivious female inmate who’s flirting draws the attention of the prison warden. Karmen's seduction enables her escape, but it isn't long before a military policeman catches up with her. Throughout her ordeal, Karmen stays afloat on the strength of her insatiable lust for life and her sexual magic - until her tragic and inevitable downfall. In French and Wolof with English subtitles. (2001, 82 minutes)