Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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by Gaston KABORÉ

The time is the early 19th century, the place, the African continent deep in the loop of the river Niger. A young man called Wend-Kûuni sets off on an unpredictable journey in
search of a healer to treat his sister Pughneere, who is stricken with an unknown illness.
In the manner of a folk taie, the film deals primarily with childhood, youth and a certain quest for identity. But, beyond that, it tackles the big questions of life, those that make or undo the world and mankind: the acceptance of those different from oneself tolerance and dialogue, or the fear of others, distrust, intolerance and exclusion.

“The rites of passage of a character who finds himself in an ultimate quest for identity”.

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  • Scénario
    Gaston Kaboré
  • Photo
    Jean-Noël Ferragut
  • Montage
    Didier Ranz, Marie-Jeanne Kanyala
  • Son
    Daniel Ollivier
  • Musique
    Michel Portai
  • Interprétation
    Serge Yanogo, Amssatou Maïga, Séverine Oueddouda
  • Production
    Cinecom Production
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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