Black Girl (La noire de...) Reviews

March 2, 2021
Fifty-one years after its initial release, this seminal film remains hauntingly relevant.
May 5, 2019
Whatever its faults, Black Girl takes us into the heart of a world that may be strange and unfamiliar to those who watch it today.
July 28, 2016
A remarkable personal-is-political drama, set in barely postcolonial Senegal and France.
May 18, 2016
Black Girl radiates with an expressive tone, despite some script compression and the typical production obstacles of a mid-60s independent film.
May 17, 2016
Formally spartan, Ousmane Sembne's Black Girl is dense with cool fury.
September 28, 2015
[An] intimate, straightforwardly realistic drama.
October 22, 2007
Mr. Sembne makes his point neatly and dramatically.
October 22, 2007
Sembene keeps his metaphors under control, and the result is a message movie with an unusual depth of characterization.
October 22, 2007
The weakness of Black Girl is in its slow, journeyman style; one feels that Sembene learned filmmaking by making this film.
December 30, 2005
Decolonization in Black Girl is not only a myth, but also a myth that actually strengthens the consumerist caste systems.