Des Etoiles (French)/Under the Starry Sky (English) is the first feature film from Franco-Senegalese director, Dyana Gaye (Saint Louis Blues). The film was co-written by Cécile Vargaftig and stars Souleymane Séye Ndiaye, Babacar Mbaye Fall, Ralph Amoussou, Maya Sansa, Mata Gabin, Andreï Zayats and Marième Demba Ly.
Over one winter, through the cities of Dakar, Torino and New York, we follow the exiled paths of several interconnected characters. For her husband’s funeral, New Yorker Mame Amy returns to Dakar with her 19-year-old son Thierno (Ralph Amoussou), who takes his first ever steps on African soil. Sophie (Marième Demba Ly), 24-years-old, leaves Dakar for Torino to join her husband Abdoulaye (Souleymane Séye Ndiaye). He is missing. Abdoulaye has just arrived in New York with his cousin through an organization of clandestine migrants. As the days go by, their destinies begin to echo one another, through the diversity of the cities they are crossing, somehow all united under the same starry sky.
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