Under the Starry sky
Des Etoiles

A film by Dyana Gaye

2013 France, Senegal - Drama Urban Tale


Between Turin, Dakar, and New York, Sophie, Abdoulaye and Thierno’s three destinies cross paths and echo one another, delineating a constellation of exile.
 Sophie, 24 years old, leaves Dakar to join her husband, Abdoulaye, in Turin. Meanwhile, Abdoulaye has already left for New York through a smuggler’s network. 19-year-old Thierno is traveling in Africa for the first time. With these three characters’ destinies, Under the Starry Sky takes us on a journey through the diversity of the cities the characters travel to, confronting us with the realities, hopes, and dreams of contemporary emigration. 

  • cast

    • Ralph Amoussou
    • Souleymane Seye N'Diaye
    • Mareme Demba Ly
    • Babacar M'Baye Fall
    • Mata Gabin
    • with participation de Maya Sansa
  • crew

    • Script and dialogue
    • Cécile Vargaftig
    • Dyana Gaye
    • Original idea
    • Dyana Gaye
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 86'
    • Ratio
    • 1.85
    • Sound
    • 5.1
    • Language
    • French, Senegalese, English,

awards & nominations

  • Jury Award for Best French Film in Angers
  • Audience award for the Best French Film in Angers
  • Best film @ CinemAfrica SE
  • SIGNIS Award @ African, Asian and Latin American FF, Milano 2014


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