Abderrahmane Sissako

1961 - Today

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Abderrahmane Sissako (Arabic: عبد الرحمن سيساكو; born 13 October 1961) is a Mauritanian-born Malian film director and producer. His film Waiting for Happiness (Heremakono) was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival official selection under Un Certain Regard, winning a FIPRESCI Prize. His 2006 film Bamako received much attention. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abderrahmane Sissako has received more than 156,749 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Abderrahmane Sissako is the 1,160th most popular film director (up from 1,170th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Mauritania and the most popular Mauritanian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Abderrahmane Sissako ranks 1,160 out of 2,041Before him are Daniel Mann, Robert Guédiguian, Georg Jacoby, Arnaud Desplechin, Li Han-hsiang, and Leonid Trauberg. After him are David R. Ellis, Laurent Cantet, Liviu Ciulei, Fridrikh Ermler, Marc Caro, and Vytautas Žalakevičius.

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Among people born in 1961, Abderrahmane Sissako ranks 285Before him are Rune Bratseth, Eric van de Poele, Riad al-Asaad, Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo, Yuri Milner, and Jon Ola Sand. After him are Laurent Cantet, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Kai-Fu Lee, Latifa, Lauren Lane, and Manuel Estiarte.

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In Mauritania

Among people born in Mauritania, Abderrahmane Sissako ranks 10 out of 20Before him are Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (1956), Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya (1941), Mustafa Ould Salek (1936), Ely Ould Mohamed Vall (1953), Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly (1943), and Mohamed Ould Bilal (1963). After him are Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar (1957), Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf (1957), Yahya Ould Hademine (1953), Malouma (1960), Gerardo Miranda (1956), and Mamoudou Athie (1988).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Mauritania

Among film directors born in Mauritania, Abderrahmane Sissako ranks 1