August 13: TILAÏ (1990) by Idrissa Ouedraogo

5.00pm | Sunday, August 13, 2023. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry

On August 13, we are looking forward to screening TILAÏ (The Law), the cinema classic by late Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo. The film tells the story of two lovers who must weather multiple storms to be reunited and hope for a happy ending. TILAÏ was awarded the Étalon d’or de Yennenga at Fespaco in 1991.

Be sure to join us and bring some friends!
Event details: 5.00pm prompt | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry.

About the Film: Saga returns to his village after an absence of two years. Many things have changed. His fiancée Nogma has become his father’s second wife. But Saga and Nogma are still in love. Breaking the law, the two have an affair. For the village, this is incest and Saga must die. Kougri is appointed to kill him. Kougri lets him escape and Saga takes refuge with an aunt, joined by Nogma. They live happily together until the day Saga learns that his mother is dying. He decides to return to the village.

Genre: drama | Running time: 81 mins | Language: Mooré with English subtitles

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