Guimba the Tyrant | Chicago Reader

Guimba the Tyrant

The original title of Cheick Oumar Sissoko's striking and vibrant 1995 folkloric feature from Mali, a film dedicated “to Africa,” is Guimba: A Tyrant, an Epoch. A fantasy complete with magic spells and special effects, it recounts the intrigues that ensue when the title king allows his dwarf son to ride roughshod over their village kingdom to satisfy his lust, demanding that a married woman divorce her husband and marry him. With Falaba Issa Traore and Lamine Diallo. Check this one out. 93 min.

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