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
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.
In the Film exhibitions Delwende and Some African Films from the Collection and MoMA Presents: S. Pierre Yameogo's Delwende
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