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Wend Kuuni

Burkina Faso, 1982, 75mins, Cert.TBC
Showtimes and location

Film description

Andrée Davanture worked extensively in French cinema before becoming a prominent editor of African cinema, and beyond editing, a passionate promoter of African filmmaking. Directed by Gaston Kaboré, Wend Kuuni is set in a pre-colonial Burkina Faso and tells the story of a mute boy who is found abandoned in the bush. As the gentle narrative unfolds, the boy’s past trauma comes to the surface. This landmark of African cinema is a work of immense beauty and poetry and Kaboré draws on traditional storytelling and folktales to create a new cinematic language.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

With over 300 screenings held across 16 days, one of the UK's biggest film festivals returns for its 33rd year!
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


All scheduled screenings have now passed.