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7 Ratings

Faces of Women

Visages de Femmes

Directed by Desire Ecaré
Cote d'Ivoire, France, 1985


At a festival, a chorus of women sing and dance as two stories unfold. In a village, a young women with a jealous husband gives him something to be jealous about when his younger brother visits from the city.

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Faces of Women Directed by Desire Ecaré

Critics reviews

The film divides into rural and urban halves (shot ten years apart), which Ecaré ties together with scenes of ritual music and dancing (less “authentic” than the folk sequences in Ababacar Samb’s Jom, to which they’ve been compared: Ecaré’s Africa is nothing if not a sociocultural hybrid). Naive and ragged by ordinary standards, but a lot of life breaks in where formalism breaks down.
September 11, 2013
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