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  • Désiré Ecaré – Concerto pour un exil (1968)

    1961-1970African CinemaCote d'IvoiereDésiré EcaréDrama

    A group of African students in Paris are reaching the end of their studies. Should they return to their newly independent homelands or should they try to forge a home for themselves in a hostile and indifferent France ? In a very moving and atmospheric film, clearly influenced by the French New Wave, Ecaré beautifully captures the radicalism, sensuousness and ennui of the late 1960s Latin Quarter , as well as his characters’ sense of displacement and isolation.Read More »

  • Timité Bassori – Sur la dune de la solitude AKA On the Dune of Solitude (1964)

    1961-1970Cote d'IvoiereShort FilmTimité Bassori

    Suggested by Mama Watta, a legendary water goddess who seduces men into captivity, the film depicts the symbolic encounter of a man and a woman one night on the beach. The two share dreams on the sand but with daylight comes disorientation and death.Read More »

  • Roger Gnoan M’Bala – Bouka (1988)

    1981-1990African CinemaArthouseCote d'IvoiereDramaRoger Gnoan M'Bala

    Bouka is a gifted young teenager. He lives with his parents in a village and forms with them a solid family. His father gives him a traditional education close to the nature. Unfortunately this happiness will be troubled by the brutal death of the father…
    Remained widow Bouka’s mother will suffer the consequences of a relentless traditional principle. She becomes the new wife of the nephew of her late husband, Bouka doesn’t accepts this new condition of her mother. He suspects his stepfather to be involved in his father’s death. He stops to go to school and organizes a gang in the forest.
    In this tormented atmosphere, he develops a mortal hate towards its new “father”…Read More »

  • Roger Gnoan M’Bala – Adanggaman (2000)

    1991-2000African CinemaCote d'IvoiereDramaRoger Gnoan M'Bala

    In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When his village falls prey to one of Adanggaman’s attacks, Ossei manages to escape, but his family is murdered except for his captured mother. Chasing after the soldiers in an effort to free her, Ossei is befriended by a fierce warrior named Naka.Read More »

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