Directed by Gaston Kabore
The measured rhythms
and formal compositions of African oral traditions give shape to this metaphoric film
about Mossi values. A young mute boy, orphaned when his mother refuses to marry, is found
and adopted by a village, which names him "Wend Kuuni," or "God's
Gift." This remarkable film won a Cesar and numerous other international awards.
with English subtitles. 70 minutes.