# 655  Yeelen (1987, Souleymane Cissé)  Ranked # 655
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AKA Brightness
Released 1987   (original release year)   Release Dates - IMDB
Director Souleymane Cissé
Countries Mali / Burkina Faso / France / West Germany
Starring Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo
Genres Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
Language French
Color Color
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BFI Sight and Sound Top Ten Poll 2002  -  #31  (1 vote)
BFI Sight and Sound Top Ten Poll 2012  -  #71  (7 votes)
Cannes Film Festival  -  1987 Prix du Jury Winner
Empire : The 100 Best Films of World Cinema  -  #94    Review  Read more about Yeelen
Jonathan Rosenbaum : 1000 Essential FilmsBook
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die : 2004, 2007, 2011Book
TV Guide Film & Video Companion 2006  -  
The Village Voice Film GuideBook