The Invitation

79min   |   Luxembourg  |  by Fabrizio Maltese


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An invitation from Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako to visit and film his homeland, Mauritania, results in an epic yet ultimately intimate journey that retraces the threads of a relationship interrupted all too soon.

Original Title | The Invitation

Directed by | Fabrizio Maltese
Cast | Abderrahmane Laly, Salem Dendou, Abderrahmane Mane, Mohamed Lemine Rajel, Maja Dendenni

Screenplay | Stephan Roelants, Fabrizio Maltese

Production |Red Lion, Joli Rideau Media 
Cinematography | Fabrizio Maltese

Country | Luxembourg

Year  | 2022

Genre | Documentary

Film run | 79'

Format  Colour

Festivals & Awards |  ​

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2022 - Film Forward Competition

  • Ferrara Film Festival 2022

  • Cinemania 2022

  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia 2022 - Estrenos Internacionales

  • Black Nights Film Festival 2022 - Doc@PÖFF