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Wend Kuuni

Burkina Faso, 1982, 75mins, Cert.TBC

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.

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