Hollywood Film Classics With an African Twist

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  • Remaking the Classics
  • American Beauty
  • Celebrating Cinema
  • Frida
  • The Hotel as a Canvas
  • Blow Up
  • A Picture Perfect Match
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Little White Dress
  • The Matrix

Remaking the Classics

Photographers Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé teamed up to give iconic American and French films an African makeover. Shot between Senegal—Diop’s home country—and Côte d'Ivoire, the ONOMOLLYWOOD series features local emerging actors and models reinterpreting Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Matrix, American Beauty and other critically acclaimed box-office hits that transcend racial, social and geographical barriers. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration for this inventive series.Patrice Peck

(Photo: Elise Atangana)

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