• Delwende

    2005. Burkina Faso/France/Switzerland. S. Pierre Yameogo. 89 min.

New York premiere

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Delwende

    2005. Burkina Faso/France/Switzerland. Written and directed by S. Pierre Yameogo. With Blandine Yameogo, Claire Ilboudo, Celestin Zongo. Yameogo's sixth feature challenges patriarchal traditions. A young woman is raped and married off, while her mother, accused of being a "soul eater"—a malignant force within the community—is expelled from the village. The daughter, feisty and determined, sets off to find her mother. Courtesy New Yorker Films. In More, French; English subtitles. 89 min.