Sun 10 NOV 18.30
DUGA, LES CHAROGNARDS
ABDOULAYE DAO & HERVÉ ERIC LENGANI
BURKINA FASO 2019 I DIGITAL FILE I OME I 92 MIN
When Rasmané learns of the sudden death of his friend Pierre, he rushes to his house to assist the widow with her toddler. Pierre, who was not baptized, had no Muslim name and belonged to no religious community in the country, is to be buried in his home village. But Rasmané has taken the bill without the traditional village elders who are strictly against paying tribute to the unbelieving dead in the village. For Rasmané, an odyssey across Burkina Faso begins …
The sociocritical film satire won two prizes at the FESPACO Film Festival in 2019 in Ouagadougou.
ABDOULAYE DAO studied film in Paris, Cairo and Dakar and worked for state television in Burkina Faso for about ten years. His 2006 TV series QUAND LES ÉLÉPHANTS SE BATTENT won at the 2007 FESPACO. His feature film UNE FEMME PAS COMME LES AUTRES ran in 2009 in the program of AFRIKAMERA.
HERVÉ ERIC LENGANI, born in 1975 in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) first appeared as a performer in front of the camera, before he took over various functions in the realization of films. He worked together with well-known directors such as Dani Kouyaté, Valérie Kabore and Guy-Désiré Yameogo.