“Everything that happens to you, even if it’s bad, there is something in there,” says Sy Alassane softly. The rising actor from Senegal knows this more than most. He was born in Mauritania but had to flee the country in 1989 during the Mauritania-Senegal Border War.
He began his acting career in France in “The American” and returned to the screen again with Andrew Dosunmu’s “Restless City”. He has had a great creative trajectory over the years, his last project was the Sundance Lab feature where he co-starred in Jonas Accompas’ “Mediterranea” which has been a global sensation.
Alassane is increasingly taking on a producing duties and he’s also turning his hand to directing. He has recently shot his short “Marabout” which he is currently developing into a feature.