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Post by Simba63 » June 23rd, 2018, 3:50 am

58. Al-mummia (1969, Egypt) - 6/10

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Post by 3eyes » June 23rd, 2018, 1:42 pm

maxwelldeux on Jun 22 2018, 08:59:15 PM wrote:Week 3(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Progress on Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #1: Complete the "Guide to African Cinema" official list
Through the third week of the challenge, we're nearly done with the Guide to African Cinema list (41/42) - the only film we're collectively missing is "The Battle of Algiers". Simba63 was the first to watch 16 of those films; Eve-Lang-El-Coup was the first to watch 5 of those films; 72allinncallme and flavo5000 are right behind being the first person to watch 4 of the films.
Heh. I guess we've all seen The Battle of Algiers and don't care to rewatch it.
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 23rd, 2018, 6:18 pm

3eyes on Jun 23 2018, 07:42:02 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jun 22 2018, 08:59:15 PM wrote:Week 3(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Progress on Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #1: Complete the "Guide to African Cinema" official list
Through the third week of the challenge, we're nearly done with the Guide to African Cinema list (41/42) - the only film we're collectively missing is "The Battle of Algiers". Simba63 was the first to watch 16 of those films; Eve-Lang-El-Coup was the first to watch 5 of those films; 72allinncallme and flavo5000 are right behind being the first person to watch 4 of the films.
Heh. I guess we've all seen The Battle of Algiers and don't care to rewatch it.
You're probably right. I know it was the first film on the list I watched.

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Post by Simba63 » June 24th, 2018, 2:16 am

59. Le grand voyage (2004, Morocco) - 6/10
60. Asfour Stah (1990, Tunisia) - 5/10
61. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa) - 2/10

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2018, 4:20 am

28. Naked Wrestler (2008, Nigeria)
29. Naked Wrestler 2 (2008, Nigeria)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)
12. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
13. House on Willow Street (2016, South Africa)
14. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali/Burkina Faso)
15. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal)
16. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal)
17. Come Back, Africa (1959, South Africa)
18. Neria (1993, Zimbabwe)
19. Al-ins wal jinn (1985, Egypt)
20. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea)
21. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa)
22. Chappie (2015, South Africa)
23. Keita! L'héritage du griot (1996, Burkina Faso)
24. Death of a Snowman (1976, South Africa)
25. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda)
26. Remparts d'argile (1970, Algeria)
27. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
28. Naked Wrestler (2008, Nigeria)
29. Naked Wrestler 2 (2008, Nigeria)

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Post by sol » June 24th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Nowhere in AfricaShow
1. Drum (2004) South Africa
2. Life is Rosy (1987) Zaire
3. Yam Daabo (1987) Burkina Faso
4. Guimba the Tyrant (1995) Mali

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This Mali film plays out as a fable about absolute power corrupting as well as the weaknesses that exist within even the most powerful of men. Along such lines, the final few scenes are potent with a real sense of tragedy in the air as well as an unexpected feminist angle. The most intriguing aspects here though are the local superstitions and black magic, and unfortunately we only ever see slight glimpses of these.

And with this check, I should really soar up in the rankings for FESPACO - Étalon de Yennenga, however, the list rankings have not been updated for over a week and I'm guessing that the toplist mods simply have their hands tied trying to balance the voting for new lists at the moment.
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 24th, 2018, 6:01 pm

21. Muna Moto (1975, Cameroon)
22. Visages de femmes (1985, Côte d'Ivoire)
23. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)

That got me bronze on both official list. Might take a stab at the DIFF-list now.
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1. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe)
2. Angano... Angano... (1989, Madagascar)
3. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
4. Camp de Thiaroye (1988, Senegal)
5. Au nom du Christ (1993, Côte d'Ivoire)
6. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (1981, Côte d'Ivoire)
7. La noire de... (1966, Senegal)
8. Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (2000, Morocco)
9. Tilaï (1990, Burkina Faso)
10. Hyènes (1992, Senegal)
11. Histoire d'une rencontre (1984, Algeria)
12. Teza (2008, Ethiopia)
13. Le franc (1994, Senegal)
14. Emitaï (1971, Senegal)
15. Sarraounia (1986, Burkina Faso)
16. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal)
17. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso)
18. Finye (1982, Mali)
19. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal)
20. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali)
21. Muna Moto (1975, Cameroon)
22. Visages de femmes (1985, Côte d'Ivoire)
23. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)

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Post by jdidaco » June 24th, 2018, 10:37 pm

31. Dôlè (Money, Imunga Ivanga, 2000, Gabon/France) 7/10
32. Inxeba (The Wound, John Trengove, 2017, South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France) 7/10

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That's it for me; thanks again for hosting, maxwelldeux! :cheers:

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1. 44 aw Oustourat al layl/44 ou les récits de la nuit (Forty-four, or Bedtime Stories, Moumen Smihi,
1985, Morocco/France) 9/10
2. Sarikat Sayfeya (Summer Thefts, Yousry Nasrallah, 1988, Egypt) 9/10
3. Lettre à la prison (Letter to the Prison, Marc Scialom, 1969, Tunisia/France) 8.5/10
4. Gabbla (Inland, Tariq Teguia, 2008, Algeria/France) 9.5/10
5. FVVA: Femmes Voitures Villas Argent (Women Cars Villas Money, Moustapha Alassane, 1972, Niger/Burkina Faso) 8/10
6. L’exilé (The Exile, Oumarou Ganda, 1980, Niger/France) 8/10
7. Kukurantumi (Road to Accra, King Ampaw, 1983, Ghana/(West) Germany) 7.5/10
8. Grigris (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2013, Chad/France) 7.5/10
9. La cage (The Cage, Robert Darène, 1963, Gabon/France) 8.5/10
10. Le complot d’Aristote (Aristotle’s Plot, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1996, Zimbabwe/Cameroon/France/UK) 7.5/10
11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 7.5/10
13. Ablakon (Roger Gnoan M’Bala, 1985, Côte d'Ivoire) 7.5/10
14. Niiwam (Clarence Thomas Delgado, 1988, Senegal) 8/10
15. Totor (Turtle, Daniel Kamwa, 1994, Cameroon) 7/10
16. Clando (Clandestine, Jean-Marie Téno, 1996, Cameroon/France/Germany) 8/10
17. Festival panafricain d’Alger (The Pan-African Festival of Algiers, William Klein, 1969, Algeria/France/(West) Germany) 10/10
18. Babatou, les trois conseils (Babatu, Jean Rouch, 1976, Niger/France) 9/10
19. The Shadowed Mind (Cedric Sundstrom, 1988, South Africa) 7.5/10
20. O Recado das Ilhas (The Message of the Islands, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 1989, Angola/Portugal/France) 8/10
21. Los pasos dobles (The Double Steps, Isaki Lacuesta, 2011, Mali/Spain/France) 9/10
22. Mimosas (Oliver Laxe, 2016, Morocco/Spain/France/Romania/Qatar) 7/10
23. Matière Grise (Grey Matter, Kivu Ruhorahoza, 2011, Rwanda) 7/10
24. Stories of Our Lives (Jim Chuchu, 2014, Kenya/South Africa) 7.5/10
25. Beats of the Antonov (Hajooj Kuka, 2014, Sudan/South Africa) 8.5/10
26. Crumbs (Miguel Llansó, 2015, Ethiopia/Spain/Finland) 6/10
27. Urs al-dam/Noces de sang (Blood Wedding, Souheil Ben-Barka, 1977, Morocco) 7.5/10
28. Love Brewed in the African Pot (Kwaw Ansah, 1981, Ghana) 7/10
29. Rajul wa nawafidh/L’homme qui regardait les fenêtres (The Man Who Looked at Windows, Merzak Allouache, 1986, Algeria/France) 8/10
30. Früchtchen - Am Äquator ist alles möglich/A Frutinha do Equador (Little Fruit from the Equator, Herbert Brödl, 1998, São Tomé and Príncipe/Germany/Austria) 8.5/10
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Post by 3eyes » June 25th, 2018, 1:58 am

13. al-Mummia (Egypt 69) - Rewatch
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1. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso) - GAC - Double
2. Dakan / Destiny (1997, Guinea) - double
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (1983, Ghana) - Triple
4. Tasuma (2004, Burkina Faso) - Double
5. Trances (1981, Morocco) - Double
6. Faraw! (1997, Mali) - double
7. Le silence de la foret / The forest (2003, Central African Republic) - Double
8. Une femme pas comme les autres / An uncommon woman (2009, Burkina Faso) - Double
9. Difret (Ethiopia 14) - double
10. Wend Kuuni / God’s gift (Burkina Faso 83) - double
11. Eshtebak / Clash (Egypt/Fr 16) - double
12. Touki Bouki (Senegal 73)
13. al-Mummia (Egypt 69) - Rewatch
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Post by klaus78 » June 25th, 2018, 10:33 pm

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1. Emitaï (Senegal 1971) 8/10
2. Ceddo (Senegal 1977) 7/10
3. Camp de Thiaroye (Senegal 1988) 7/10
4. Guelwaar (Senegal 1992) 7/10
a. Fary l'anesse (Senegal 1990) 5/10
5. Wend Kuuni (Burkina Faso 1982) 8/10
b. Picc mi (Senegal 1992) 6/10
6. Le franc (Senegal 1994) 7/10
7. Guimba, un tyran une époque (Mali 1995) 7/10
8. Dilemma (South Africa 1962) 7/10
9. Sambizanga (Angola 1972) 8/10
10. Tilaï (Burkina Faso 1990) 7/10
11. Afrique, je te plumerai (Cameroon 1992) 7/10
12. Angano... Angano... (Madagascar 1989) 6/10


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#171

Post by blueboybob » June 26th, 2018, 1:21 am

Is there an easy way to see if any movie I watched thsi month are from Africa? Like advanced search of my ratings? Exporting ratings doesnt have that info.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 26th, 2018, 2:35 am

blueboybob on Jun 25 2018, 07:21:15 PM wrote:Is there an easy way to see if any movie I watched thsi month are from Africa? Like advanced search of my ratings? Exporting ratings doesnt have that info.
IMDB may be able to do that for you, but I'm not to up-to-date on IMDB to know how to do it.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 26th, 2018, 3:25 am

30. Finzan (1989, Mali)
31. Gito, l'ingrat (1992, Burundi)
32. Femmes aux yeux ouverts (1994, Togo)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)
12. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
13. House on Willow Street (2016, South Africa)
14. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali/Burkina Faso)
15. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal)
16. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal)
17. Come Back, Africa (1959, South Africa)
18. Neria (1993, Zimbabwe)
19. Al-ins wal jinn (1985, Egypt)
20. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea)
21. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa)
22. Chappie (2015, South Africa)
23. Keita! L'héritage du griot (1996, Burkina Faso)
24. Death of a Snowman (1976, South Africa)
25. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda)
26. Remparts d'argile (1970, Algeria)
27. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
28. Naked Wrestler (2008, Nigeria)
29. Naked Wrestler 2 (2008, Nigeria)
30. Finzan (1989, Mali)
31. Gito, l'ingrat (1992, Burundi)
32. Femmes aux yeux ouverts (1994, Togo)

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#174

Post by Simba63 » June 26th, 2018, 3:49 am

Maxwell, I thought I was on 61. Perhaps one of my watches was disallowed or did I goof up my count?

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 26th, 2018, 5:51 am

Simba63 on Jun 25 2018, 09:49:33 PM wrote:Maxwell, I thought I was on 61. Perhaps one of my watches was disallowed or did I goof up my count?
What? Are you not winning by enough?!?
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I was going to use the "sarcasm" emoticon here, but I can't find it, so just know that I'm kidding and incompetent.
I just missed your al-Mummia update (sorry about that). Should be corrected now.

(PS: Just a general statement, I wouldn't disallow something without a conversation.)

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Post by allisoncm » June 26th, 2018, 6:21 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 25 2018, 08:35:33 PM wrote:
blueboybob on Jun 25 2018, 07:21:15 PM wrote:Is there an easy way to see if any movie I watched thsi month are from Africa? Like advanced search of my ratings? Exporting ratings doesnt have that info.
IMDB may be able to do that for you, but I'm not to up-to-date on IMDB to know how to do it.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title
Advanced Title Search:
You can search by countries or keywords

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Post by blueboybob » June 26th, 2018, 10:49 am

Thanks! This link should work for others.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?count ... _date,desc

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 26th, 2018, 5:03 pm

blueboybob on Jun 26 2018, 04:49:12 AM wrote:Thanks! This link should work for others.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?count ... _date,desc
Added to the OP.

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Post by clemmetarey » June 26th, 2018, 5:21 pm

maxwelldeux on Jun 26 2018, 11:03:19 AM wrote:
blueboybob on Jun 26 2018, 04:49:12 AM wrote:Thanks! This link should work for others.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?count ... _date,desc
Added to the OP.
This link doesn't work, it doesn't exclude each country (OR), it adds them (AND). So this link would be a list of film collaborations from all Africa. As far as I know, there isn't any esay way to see what you're looking for blueboybob. :unsure:

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Post by blueboybob » June 26th, 2018, 6:41 pm

clemmetarey on Jun 26 2018, 11:21:11 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jun 26 2018, 11:03:19 AM wrote:
blueboybob on Jun 26 2018, 04:49:12 AM wrote:Thanks! This link should work for others.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?count ... _date,desc
Added to the OP.
This link doesn't work, it doesn't exclude each country (OR), it adds them (AND). So this link would be a list of film collaborations from all Africa. As far as I know, there isn't any esay way to see what you're looking for blueboybob. :unsure:
So would have to do a separate search for each country

This will be easier next month with onyl 3 countries.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 26th, 2018, 7:28 pm

blueboybob on Jun 26 2018, 12:41:02 PM wrote:
clemmetarey on Jun 26 2018, 11:21:11 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jun 26 2018, 11:03:19 AM wrote:Added to the OP.
This link doesn't work, it doesn't exclude each country (OR), it adds them (AND). So this link would be a list of film collaborations from all Africa. As far as I know, there isn't any esay way to see what you're looking for blueboybob. :unsure:
So would have to do a separate search for each country

This will be easier next month with onyl 3 countries.
WTF, IMDB? Who in the world would want to search for multiple countries with an AND operator?!?

Link removed from OP because IMDB is a doodiehead.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 26th, 2018, 10:44 pm

11. Half-Caste (2004, South Africa) Sebastian Apodaca / Rating: 6
12. Animals Are Beautiful People (1974, South Africa) Jamie Uys / Rating: 7
13. Samba Traore (1992, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
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1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+
5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka, Michael Oyong / FTV / Rating: 4
6. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa) David Winters, Neal Sundstrom / FTV / Rating: 7
7. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8+
9. Chappie (2015, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9+
10. Witchdoctor of the Living Dead (1985, Nigeria) Charles Abi Enonchong / FTV / Rating: 7+

11. Half-Caste (2004, South Africa) Sebastian Apodaca / Rating: 6
12. Animals Are Beautiful People (1974, South Africa) Jamie Uys / Rating: 7
13. Samba Traore (1992, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9


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Post by maxwelldeux » June 26th, 2018, 10:50 pm

13. Yeelen (1987, Burkina Faso)

Lovely cinematography, but I just didn't connect with the story at all.
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1. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa)
2. Ondyelwa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1979, Angola)
3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)
4. La petite vendeuse de soleil AKA The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Senegal)
5. Tilai AKA The Law (1990, Burkina Faso)
6. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
7. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
8. Johnny Mad Dog (2008, Liberia)
9. Tengers (2007, South Africa)
10. Sleeper's Wake (2012, South Africa)
11. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
12. Hyenas (1992, Senegal)
13. Yeelen (1987, Burkina Faso)

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Post by jeroeno » June 27th, 2018, 8:20 am

3. Nukie (1988) (South Africa)
4. Nag van Vrees (1986) (South Africa)
5. Space Mutiny (1988) (South Africa) *Rewatch*
6. Kill and Kill Again (1981) (South Africa)
7. Bedroom Eyes II (1989) (South Africa)
8. Marcides (1993) (Egypt)
9. Code Name Vengeance (1987) (South Africa)
10. Survivor (1987) (South Africa)
11. Crumbs (2015) (Ethiopia)
12. Headhunter (1988) (South Africa)
13. Pugatory (1988) (South Africa)
14. Survival Zone (1983) (South Africa)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » June 27th, 2018, 11:53 am

nimimerkillinen on Jun 22 2018, 01:38:31 AM wrote:1. La noire de... (1966) (Senegal) 2/10
2. Touki Bouki (1973) (Senegal) 2/10
3. Theeb (2014) (United Arab Emirates) 2/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 27th, 2018, 5:07 pm

nimimerkillinen on Jun 27 2018, 05:53:07 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jun 22 2018, 01:38:31 AM wrote:3. Theeb (2014) (United Arab Emirates) 2/10
Thanks for updating the countries! But UAE is not in Africa... :mw_confused:

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Post by klaus78 » June 27th, 2018, 9:59 pm

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1. Emitaï (Senegal 1971) 8/10
2. Ceddo (Senegal 1977) 7/10
3. Camp de Thiaroye (Senegal 1988) 7/10
4. Guelwaar (Senegal 1992) 7/10
a. Fary l'anesse (Senegal 1990) 5/10
5. Wend Kuuni (Burkina Faso 1982) 8/10
b. Picc mi (Senegal 1992) 6/10
6. Le franc (Senegal 1994) 7/10
7. Guimba, un tyran une époque (Mali 1995) 7/10
8. Dilemma (South Africa 1962) 7/10
9. Sambizanga (Angola 1972) 8/10
10. Tilaï (Burkina Faso 1990) 7/10
11. Afrique, je te plumerai (Cameroon 1992) 7/10
12. Angano... Angano... (Madagascar 1989) 6/10
13. La battaglia di Algeri (1966) [rewatch] 9/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 28th, 2018, 12:23 am

klaus78 on Jun 27 2018, 03:59:46 PM wrote:13. La battaglia di Algeri (1966) [rewatch] 9/10
For the win!!!
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And that completes the Guide to African Cinema list. :cheers:

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 28th, 2018, 2:25 am

14. Tilai (1990, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 8+
15. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa) BJ Davis / Rating: 6+
16. The Demon (1981, South Africa) Percival Rubens / Rating: 6+
Safari So Far!Show
1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+
5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka, Michael Oyong / FTV / Rating: 4
6. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa) David Winters, Neal Sundstrom / FTV / Rating: 7
7. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8+
9. Chappie (2015, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9+
10. Witchdoctor of the Living Dead (1985, Nigeria) Charles Abi Enonchong / FTV / Rating: 7+
11. Half-Caste (2004, South Africa) Sebastian Apodaca / Rating: 6
12. Animals Are Beautiful People (1974, South Africa) Jamie Uys / Rating: 7
13. Samba Traore (1992, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9

14. Tilai (1990, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 8+
15. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa) BJ Davis / Rating: 6+
16. The Demon (1981, South Africa) Percival Rubens / Rating: 6+


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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2018, 3:29 am

33. Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995, Gabon/Cameroon)
34. Tilaï (1990, Burkina Faso)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)
12. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
13. House on Willow Street (2016, South Africa)
14. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali/Burkina Faso)
15. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal)
16. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal)
17. Come Back, Africa (1959, South Africa)
18. Neria (1993, Zimbabwe)
19. Al-ins wal jinn (1985, Egypt)
20. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea)
21. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa)
22. Chappie (2015, South Africa)
23. Keita! L'héritage du griot (1996, Burkina Faso)
24. Death of a Snowman (1976, South Africa)
25. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda)
26. Remparts d'argile (1970, Algeria)
27. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
28. Naked Wrestler (2008, Nigeria)
29. Naked Wrestler 2 (2008, Nigeria)
30. Finzan (1989, Mali)
31. Gito, l'ingrat (1992, Burundi)
32. Femmes aux yeux ouverts (1994, Togo)
33. Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995, Gabon/Cameroon)
34. Tilaï (1990, Burkina Faso)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » June 28th, 2018, 10:56 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 27 2018, 11:07:27 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jun 27 2018, 05:53:07 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jun 22 2018, 01:38:31 AM wrote:3. Theeb (2014) (United Arab Emirates) 2/10
Thanks for updating the countries! But UAE is not in Africa... :mw_confused:
my bad, looked very saharalike to me :)

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Post by OldAle1 » June 28th, 2018, 4:30 pm

Dark Continent, Bright FilmsShow
1. Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman, 2008) South Africa

2. THREE SHORTS 30 + 22 + 15 = 67 minutes total, all from Senegal
a) Niaye (Ousmane Sembene, 1964) -
b) Contras' City (Djibril Diop Mambèty, 1969) -
c) Petite Lumière / Little Light (Alain Gomis, 2003)

3. TWO SHORTS 36 + 29 = 65 minutes totals
a. Le wazzou polygame / The Polygamist's Morale (Oumaru Ganda, 1971, NIGER/France)
b. Concerto pour un exil / Concerto for an Exile (Désiré Ecaré, 1968, IVORY COAST/France)

4. Purgatory (Ami Artzi, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA)
5. Nyamanton / Lessons from the Garbage (Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1987, MALI)
6. Mapantsula (Oliver Schmitz, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA/UK)
7. Al-ard / The Land (Youssef Chahine, 1969, EGYPT)
8. The Stick / Platoon Warrior (Darrell Roodt, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA)
9. Sumuru (Darrell Roodt, 2003, SOUTH AFRICA/Canada/UK/Germany)
10. Yam Daabo (Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1987, BURKINA FASO/France)

I was prepared for more "misery of poor village life" stuff after reading the IMDb description, but that proved to be a false guide, and instead this is more of a love triangle, or rather the story of two lovers who are regularly attacked by a second man who covets the woman. There is a tragedy near the beginning of the film, and it looks like more tragedy will follow in the form of the jealous would-be lover, but the village more or less comes together to prevent it, and the film is overall perhaps a little more hopeful than many of the poor-village stories I've seen.

11. Cabascabo (Oumarou Ganda, 1969, NIGER)

Nice little tale of titular character, a veteran of the French Indochina campaign (played by the director), returning to his village in Niger and finding himself an outsider in every way - we get a glimpse of this in the Indochina footage, as he's French but not really French, in "his own country" which is another colony like Niger - and of course a second-class warrior because he's black and African. At home he's a Muslim who drinks, a man who wears military clothes around people in traditional garb, a hot-tempered guy who can't keep a job, and can't qualify for the police. Overall a rather glum tale, but Cabascabo's dogged determination keeps him or the film from descending into tragedy and despair.

12. Bamako (Abderrhamane Sissako, 2006, MALI/USA/France)

A court case is going on, as the people of Africa have put the World Bank, the IMF and other international banking and monetary agencies on trial for crimes against the African people, for ensuring that the legacy of colonialism would be a new kind of indentured servitude, perpetual debt to the rich and powerful nations of the north. Meanwhile, life goes on in the rooms of the building and the streets around the courtyard, only occasionally intersecting in obvious ways with the actions in the court, but always at least partially defined by Africa's continuing plight of poverty and stunted growth. This is a demanding and sometimes difficult piece of agitprop, with humor and normal everyday life lightening the somber and angry mood somewhat - though never overwhelming the essential seriousness. Really beautifully shot - a film where the air seems to glisten with heat and sweat and color - and edited, but not an easy film at all, at least for those of us who don't understand post-colonial African history really well. In any case, essential viewing though I'd probably need another view to really get it all.

13. Soleil Ô / Oh, Sun (Med Hondo, 1970, France/MAURITANIA)

Another cry against the treatment of Africans by the ex-colonial powers, and another political film filled with allegory and not really concerning itself much with conventional narrative, Hondo's film is the most pleasant surprise (not that I expected something poor, I just didn't have any expectations) of this challenge for me so far, an amazing portrait of Man of Africa - that's what I'll call him, nobody is named here - trying to make it in Paris, stymied at every turn, encountered both open hostility and racism and more subtle forms of discrimination, but also sometimes confronted with friendly whites who nevertheless can't do much of anything to help. What makes this remarkable to me is how our central character appears throughout - sometimes as the primary role in a scene, sometimes on the margins, sometimes shouting angry words of socialism and revolution, sometimes defeated, sometimes just relaxing with a drink with friends and forgetting it all - and we come to "know" him in a way, though we know so little about him, and yet he always seems remote enough that any action can surprise or seem normal, equally. I'm not expressing this well, but I'm not sure how to do so; it's like watching man/alien throughout, sympathizing with and yet knowing that he is on a bridge too far, and will never cross over, and never be able to go back either. Electric, profound, and sad.

14. Tsotsi (Gavin Hood, 2005, UK/SOUTH AFRICA)

A fairly simple and old story - gangster forced to become humanized from contact with a child (in this case a baby) - that has appeared with many variations over the years, including famously 3 Godfathers and Cassavetes' Gloria - this is made compulsively watchable if not quite masterful by the fantastic lead performance from 21-year-old Presley Chweneyagae, in his debut performance, as our title character. Tsotsi is a seemingly amoral and brutal thug (the actual slang meaning of the title - nobody knows his real name) who ends up with a baby after a brutal carjacking, and this of course changes his life over the few days of the film's time span. Like Bamako this is a really beautiful film - slum poverty rarely has looked so pretty - but it's Chweeyagae's dynamic charisma and performance that keep this going until a very powerful and emotional resolution.

15. O Grande Bazar / The Great Bazaar (Licino Acevedo, 2006, MOZAMBIQUE)

Two boys of about 10 or so meet by chance in a huge bazaar and spend the hour of the film trying to run scams, make minor thefts, and stay away from both adults and other kids who are going to try to stop them in their small crimes, or beat them up and make them parts of nascent gangs. A rather slight but enjoyable look at the adventurous lives of kids on the margins, neither really rough or troubling (this is no Los olvidados) nor family-cutesy but always somewhere about halfway between. Looks like it was shot on HD - the colors are good but this looks really choppy and exhibits some ghosting in motion, and the sound is sometimes a bit off. Worth seeing IMO but not particularly memorable.
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Post by Mate_cosido » June 28th, 2018, 5:31 pm

33. Sarraounia (1986, Med Hondo, Burkina Faso/Mauritania)

34. Finzan (1989, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali)

35. Udju Azul di Yonta - The Blue Eyes of Yonta (1992, Flora Gomes, Guinea-Bissau)

36. Guimba, un tyran, une époque - Guimba the Tyrant (1995, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali)

37. Emitaï (1971, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)

38. Cobra Verde (1987, Werner Herzog, Ghana)

39. Yaaba (1989, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

40. Dilemma (1962, Henning Carlsen, South Africa)
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1. Sankofa (1993, Haile Gerima, USA/Ghana/Burkina Faso)

2. Visages de femmes - Faces of Women (1985, Désiré Ecaré, Côte d'Ivoire)

3. Mueda, Memoria e Massacre - Mueda, Memory and Massacre (1979, Ruy Guerra, Mozambique)

4. Po di Sangui - Tree of Blood (1996, Flora Gomes, Guinea-Bissau)

5. Come Back, Africa (1959, Lionel Rogosin, South Africa)

6. Al-mummia - The Mummy (1969, Chadi Abdel Salam, Egypt)

7. Samba Traoré (1992, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

8. Zan Boko (1988, Gaston Kaboré, Burkina Faso)

9. Lamb (2015, Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia)

10. Yam Daabo - The Choice (1987, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

11. Le franc (1994, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)

12. El-haimoune - Wanderers of the Desert (1984, Nacer Khemir, Tunisia)

13. Tabataba (1988, Raymond Rajaonarivelo, Madagascar)

14. Nelisita (1983, Rui Duarte, Angola)

15. Muna Moto - The Child of Another (1975, Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa, Cameroon)

16. I Am Not a Witch (2017, Rungano Nyoni, Zambia)

17. Finye - The Wind (1982, Souleymane Cissé, Mali)

18. Ezra (2007, Newton I. Aduaka, Nigeria)

19. Keita! L'héritage du griot (1996, Dani Kouyaté, Burkina Faso)

20. Hyènes - Hyenas (1992, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)

21. Heritage Africa (1989, Kwaw Ansah, Ghana)

22. Le collier perdu de la colombe - The Dove's Lost Necklace (1991, Nacer Khemir, Tunisia)

23. Soleil Ô - Oh, Sun (1970, Med Hondo, Mauritania)

24. Femmes aux yeux ouverts - Women with Open Eyes (1994, Anne-Laure Folly, Togo)

25. Cabascabo (1969, Oumarou Ganda, Niger)

26. Afrique, je te plumerai - Africa, I Will Fleece You (1992, Jean-Marie Téno, Cameroon)

27. Festival panafricain d'Alger (1969, William Klein, Algeria)

28. Les mille et une mains - A Thousand and One Hands (1973, Souheil Ben-Barka, Morocco)

29. Mossane (1996, Safi Faye, Senegal)

30. Remparts d'argile - Ramparts of Clay (1970, Jean-Louis Bertuccelli, Algeria)

31. Histoire d'une rencontre - Tale of an Encounter (1984, Brahim Tsaki, Algeria)

32. Short Films [76'59"]

a. Le neveu du peintre - The Painter's Nephew (1989, Moustapha Dao, Burkina Faso) [28'57"]

b. Niaye (1964, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal) [29'34"]

c. Borom sarret (1963, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal) [18'28"]

33. Sarraounia (1986, Med Hondo, Burkina Faso/Mauritania)

34. Finzan (1989, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali)

35. Udju Azul di Yonta - The Blue Eyes of Yonta (1992, Flora Gomes, Guinea-Bissau)

36. Guimba, un tyran, une époque - Guimba the Tyrant (1995, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali)

37. Emitaï (1971, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)

38. Cobra Verde (1987, Werner Herzog, Ghana)

39. Yaaba (1989, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

40. Dilemma (1962, Henning Carlsen, South Africa)

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 28th, 2018, 6:11 pm

24. Doa al karawan (1959, Egypt)
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1. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe)
2. Angano... Angano... (1989, Madagascar)
3. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
4. Camp de Thiaroye (1988, Senegal)
5. Au nom du Christ (1993, Côte d'Ivoire)
6. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (1981, Côte d'Ivoire)
7. La noire de... (1966, Senegal)
8. Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (2000, Morocco)
9. Tilaï (1990, Burkina Faso)
10. Hyènes (1992, Senegal)
11. Histoire d'une rencontre (1984, Algeria)
12. Teza (2008, Ethiopia)
13. Le franc (1994, Senegal)
14. Emitaï (1971, Senegal)
15. Sarraounia (1986, Burkina Faso)
16. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal)
17. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso)
18. Finye (1982, Mali)
19. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal)
20. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali)
21. Muna Moto (1975, Cameroon)
22. Visages de femmes (1985, Côte d'Ivoire)
23. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
24. Doa al karawan (1959, Egypt)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 29th, 2018, 2:12 am

17. District 9 (2009, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9
18. Cobra Verde (1987, Ghana) Werner Herzog / Rating: 7+
Safari So Far!Show
1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+
5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka, Michael Oyong / FTV / Rating: 4
6. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa) David Winters, Neal Sundstrom / FTV / Rating: 7
7. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8+
9. Chappie (2015, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9+
10. Witchdoctor of the Living Dead (1985, Nigeria) Charles Abi Enonchong / FTV / Rating: 7+
11. Half-Caste (2004, South Africa) Sebastian Apodaca / Rating: 6
12. Animals Are Beautiful People (1974, South Africa) Jamie Uys / Rating: 7
13. Samba Traore (1992, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
14. Tilai (1990, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 8+
15. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa) BJ Davis / Rating: 6+
16. The Demon (1981, South Africa) Percival Rubens / Rating: 6+

17. District 9 (2009, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9
18. Cobra Verde (1987, Ghana) Werner Herzog / Rating: 7+

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Post by jeroeno » June 29th, 2018, 4:42 am

15. The Stick (1988) (South Africa)
16. City of Blood (1987) (South Africa)
17. Lethal Woman (1989) (South Africa)
18. Mercenary Fighters (1988) (South Africa)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » June 30th, 2018, 10:09 am

nimimerkillinen on Jun 27 2018, 05:53:07 AM wrote:1. La noire de... (1966) (Senegal) 2/10
2. Touki Bouki (1973) (Senegal) 2/10
3. Hyènes (1992) (Senegal) 1-1+/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 30th, 2018, 4:34 pm

Have been intermittently watching a few African offerings myself. Nothing to blow the doors off the oppo but several enjoyable and rewarding June escapades nonetheless.

01. 'Xala' / 1975, Ousmane Sembene / 9/10 / Senegal
02. 'Guimba, un tyran une époque' / 1995, Cheick Oumar Sissoko / 7.5/10 / Mali / Burkina Faso / Germany
03. 'Le soleil assassiné' / 2003, Abdelkrim Bahloul / 8/10 / France / Algeria / Belgium / Tunisia
04. 'Bamako' / 2006, Abderrahmane Sissako / 7/10 / Mali / USA / France
05. 'Les mécréants' / 2011, Mohcine Besri / 6 or 6.5/10 / Switzerland / Morocco
06. 'Les pirogues des hautes terres' / 2012, Olivier Langlois / 6.5 or 7/10 / France / Senegal
07. 'Run' / 2014, Philippe Lacote / 7.5/10 / Ivory Coast / France
08. 'Price of Love' / 2015, Hermon Hailay / 7/10 / Ethiopia
09. 'The Giant is Falling' / 2016, Rehad Desai / 6/10 / South Africa
10. 'This Is Congo' / 2017, Daniel McCabe / 6/10 / USA / Congo

The life, passions, friendships and persecutions of Jean Sénac in newly-independent Algeria, poignantly teased out by Charles Berling and surrounded by a talented and eye-catching young ensemble cast in Bahloul's contemplative offering:

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Have yet to tot up the running-times of a few short films and hoping to watch a Tunisian entry I have high hopes for tonight (after a rugby league game and keeping an eye on the football World Cup).
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1. Guimba, un tyran une époque/Guimba the Tyrant (1995, Mali, Burkina Faso)

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Post by OldAle1 » June 30th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Dark Continent, Bright FilmsShow
1. Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman, 2008) South Africa

2. THREE SHORTS 30 + 22 + 15 = 67 minutes total, all from Senegal
a) Niaye (Ousmane Sembene, 1964) -
b) Contras' City (Djibril Diop Mambèty, 1969) -
c) Petite Lumière / Little Light (Alain Gomis, 2003)

3. TWO SHORTS 36 + 29 = 65 minutes totals
a. Le wazzou polygame / The Polygamist's Morale (Oumaru Ganda, 1971, NIGER/France)
b. Concerto pour un exil / Concerto for an Exile (Désiré Ecaré, 1968, IVORY COAST/France)

4. Purgatory (Ami Artzi, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA)
5. Nyamanton / Lessons from the Garbage (Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1987, MALI)
6. Mapantsula (Oliver Schmitz, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA/UK)
7. Al-ard / The Land (Youssef Chahine, 1969, EGYPT)
8. The Stick / Platoon Warrior (Darrell Roodt, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA)
9. Sumuru (Darrell Roodt, 2003, SOUTH AFRICA/Canada/UK/Germany)
10. Yam Daabo (Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1987, BURKINA FASO/France)
11. Cabascabo (Oumarou Ganda, 1969, NIGER)
12. Bamako (Abderrhamane Sissako, 2006, MALI/USA/France)
13. Soleil Ô / Oh, Sun (Med Hondo, 1970, France/MAURITANIA)
14. Tsotsi (Gavin Hood, 2005, UK/SOUTH AFRICA)
15. O Grande Bazar / The Great Bazaar (Licino Acevedo, 2006, MOZAMBIQUE)
16. Quartier Mozart (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1992, CAMEROON/France)

Bizarre, somewhat surreal or magical-realist comedy about a young woman who asks a witch to turn her into a man, with some predictable and some not-so-predictable results. This seems to owe a debt to the early films of Spike Lee, in terms of the way music is used (though it's not quite the wall-to-wall soundtrack that most of Lee's films have), having a regular "Greek chorus" of three women who interrupt and comment on the story, and a certain amount of talking to the camera, the saturated colors (though that's not uncommon in a lot of the African cinema of the 80s-90s I've seen either) - but in the end it's it's own thing and some of the conversations and attitudes around sex, masculinity and femininity are clearly "foreign" - and in some cases rather difficult for me to parse. Still on the whole fun and sexy with a pretty groovy soundtrack.

17. Baara / Work (Souleymane Cissé, 1978, MALI)

It starts and ends with an image of two men, walking into a fire; it starts with comedy or at least a somewhat lighter drama, and ends in something very different. In between we gradually segue from the story of a carter or junkman, helping move a woman and her kids' stuff out of the house after her husband throws her out - she's defiant and tough, and we get the sense that she'll make it. The carter too has a backbone, and he soon encounters another young man, a factory manager, who sees a tribal/family kinship and offers the man a job - but then things start to go poorly for the factory manager, as we move up the chain of work, of power and influence to the factory owner, and this ultimately becomes a cry for union and workers' rights, an indictment of power, greed, and the arrogance that comes with it. It took me a while to really get involved with this but in the end it's pretty powerful, if not on the level of the director's best films Finye and Yeelen.

18. Mustapha Dao shorts 15 + 29 + 17 = 61 m, all BURKINA FASO

Three shorts, all about and aimed at kids.

À nous la rue / The Street is Ours (1987) is the slightest both in length and content, about a group of kids on a street trying to build and sell xylophones, and regularly being chased out of private areas, arguing, engaging in small fights. Nice enough but nothing special.

Le neveu du peintre / The Painter's Nephew (1989) is in two parts. A young man is told stories of the creatures of the forest and their magical-mythical interactions with each other - mostly rabbits and hyenas, all played by humans dressed in simple costumes; in the second part, he's give a gift of a visit to the big city of Ougadougou and finds the music, dancing, television, noise, drinking all rather frightening, and is glad to return to his village. The "painter" part of the title indicates wall paintings that come to life that show visions of the decadent and scary world of adulthood in the second part and I really liked the way this was done.

L'enfant et le caïman / The Child and the Caiman (1991) is a variant of the scorpion and the frog fable, in which a boy helps a dried-out caiman back to the river in return for a ride across, but then is confronted with the caiman's treacherous desire to eat him. Luckily a friendly rabbit offers some wisdom that might get him out of his dilemma.
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