The African Doctor (Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont)
Sunday Apr 02 01:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 05 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Part of Cinémathèque Française 2017
Directed by Julien Rambaldi. France. 2016. 96 min. French with English subtitles.
Looking to escape the Mobutu dictatorship in Zaire, Dr. Seyolo Zantoko grabs the chance to become the doctor in a small French village. It’s 1975, and the villagers have never seen an African. When they arrive in Marly-Gomont, Seyolo and his family quickly become disillusioned. But Seyolo is determined to succeed and will do everything he can to win the villagers' trust. If you loved the 2011 hit The Intouchables, don’t miss this light-hearted comedy of cultural difference and acceptance, also based on a true story.