Burkina Faso/Suíça/França | 1992 | 85 min | Ficção | Livre
Direção: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Roteiro: Idrissa Ouédraogo, Jacques Arhex, Santiago Amigorena
Fotografia: Pierre Laurent Chenieux
Elenco: Sangare Bakary, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Irene Tassembedo
After committing a robbery in which his partner is killed, Samba returns to his village hoping to forget his past. He meets an old flame, Saratou, and settles down with her and her son. Yet his memories threaten to destroy his new-found happiness. As in his earlier work, Ouedraogo’s storytelling has a magical quality, but here the characters and setting are thoroughly modern.
About the director
Idrissa Ouédraogo was born in Banfora, Burkina Faso, in 1954. He trained at the African Institute of Cinematography in Ouagadougou, continued his studies in Kiev, USSR and Paris, France, and graduated from the Institut Des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in 1985. His work often explored the conflict between rural and city life and tradition and modernity in his native Burkina Faso and elsewhere in Africa. Ouédraogo passed away in February of 2018 at the age of 64, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.