Maïofiss has the fabulous gift of the griot. He conjures myth out of the mundane, giving a spark of immortality to the characters he reduces to two dimensions through the magic of photography. The story is less important than the meaning, and the extras in the sinister human comedy become its heroes. By the grace of his eye, he endows the faceless crowds with a human value. Les Bistrots by Maïofiss is a great film!
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