Remaking the Classics: ONOMOLLYWOOD series
août 2013 | Sortie de film, livre, album… | Cinéma/TV | Sénégal
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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

American Beauty
The hotel group Onomo International gave free rein to Diop and Tempé to create the ONOMOLLYWOOD series on its Dakar and Abidjan locations. Paying homage to the 1999 American Beauty, Diop remixed a familiar shot from the film by replacing the original red rose background with lush foliage.



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