Idrissa Ouedraogo

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Idrissa Ouédraogo
Idrissa Ouedraogo , Cines del Sur 2007.jpg
Idrissa Ouédraogo , Cines del Sur 2007
Born (1954-01-21) January 21, 1954 (age 60)
Banfora, Upper Volta
Occupation Film director, screenwriter and producer

Idrissa Ouédraogo (born 21 January 1954 in Banfora, Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso) is a film director from Burkina Faso. He is best known for his films Kini and Adams, Yaaba and Tilaï.[1]

Biography[edit]

Idrissa Ouedraogo is a graduate of the African Institute for Cinema Studies (Institut Africain d’Etudes Cinématographiques) in Ouagadougou. In 1981 he began to work for the Burkina Faso Directorate of Cinema Production (Direction de la Production Cinématographique du Burkina Faso), where he directed several short films. The short film Poko won the short film prize at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1981. After studying in Kiev in the USSR he moved to Paris, where he graduated from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques IDHEC in 1985

Ouédraogo won the Grand Prix for his film Tilaï (The Law) at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival,[2] and the FIPRESCI Award for his 1986 film Yam Daabo (The Choice). His 1993 film Samba Traoré won the Silver Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Shorts[edit]

  • Pourquoi? (Why) (1981)
  • Poko (1981)
  • Les Écuelles (The Platters) (1983)
  • Les Funérailles du Larle Naba (Larle Naba's Funeral) (1984)
  • Ouagadougou, Ouaga deux roues (1985)
  • Issa le tisserand (Issa the Weaver) (1985)
  • Obi (1991)
  • Africa, mon Afrique (Africa, My Africa) (1994)
  • Gorki (1994)
  • Les Parias du cinemas (1997)
  • Scenarios from the Sahel (2001)

Films[edit]

Television series[edit]

  • Entre l'arbre et l'ecorce (1999)
  • Kadi Jolie (2001)

Segments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bert Cardullo World Directors and Their Films Page 252 - 2012 FILM CREDITS Yaaba (1989) DIRECTOR: Idrissa Ouédraogo SCREENPLAY: Idrissa Ouédraogo"
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tilaï". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1993 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  4. ^ Ecrans d'Afrique - Numéros 3 à 10 Pan-African Federation of Film-Makers, Centro orientamento educativo (Italy) - 2001 "L'épreuve qui le guette désormais, et à laquelle le film de Ouédraogo se confronte victorieusement, est de continuer de croître en qualité et en puissance (technique, financière, organisationnelle), sans se perdre, sans perdre sa particularité et ..."

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