Special 30th : Exquisite Corpse

Touki Bouki

1973
Senegal
1h25
Fiction
Col.

A film chosen by Idrissa Ouedraogo

Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

Cast
Al Demba, Dieynaba Dieng, Assane Faye, Robbie Lawson, Magoné N'Diaye
Screenplay
Djibril Diop Mambéty
Photography
Pap Samba Sow
Sound
El Hadj M'Bow
Art direction
Aziz Diop Mambety
Production
Cinégrit

Idrissa Ouedraogo is a graduate of the African Institute for Cinema Studies in Ouagadougou. In 1981 he began to work for the Burkina Faso Directorate of Cinema Production, where he directed several short films. The short film Poko won the short film prize at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1981. After studying in Kiev in the USSR he moved to Paris, where he graduated from the IDHEC in 1985. Ouédraogo won the Grand Prix for his film Tilaï (The Law) at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award for his 1986 film Yam Daabo (The Choice). His 1993 film Samba Traoré won the Silver Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.

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