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Lieux Saints

Lieux Saints

A Feature film by Jean-Marie Teno

Produced by Les Films du Raphia

Release in France : 04/05/2011

    Synopsis

    In a working class neighborhood in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, far from the spotlights of the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, Lieux Saints follows the daily activities of three characters and reveals cultural life in a working class neighborhood in an African city. The film thus reveals that economic poverty does not necessarily imply spiritual and cultural poverty.

    Bouba, an entrepreneur, owns a video club in which he distributes images coming from DVDs of dubious origin. Both a craftsman and artist, Julius Cesar makes and plays the djembé, teaching the neighborhood's youths how to play the instrument. Abbo, formerly a top technician, decorates the neighborhood's walls with philosophical quotations.

    Like two sides of the same coin known as cinema, the complementary characters accompany me in my reflections about my filmmaking work. They allow me to confront my own contradictions, which reveal those of African cinema today.

    What remains of the dreams of the pioneers who saw cinema as entertainment, but also as a tool to educate the masses? By taking this question as a departure point, Lieux Saints questions the place of film in Africa today in the context of globalization and the digital revolution.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Raphia

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Raphia

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (5)

    Director of photography :

    Crystel Fournier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Akinhola Wazi

    Sound Mixer :

    Christophe Héral

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2009

    French release :

    04/05/2011

    Runtime :

    1 h 10 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    122.335

    Visa issue date :

    27/04/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2010

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2010)

    Selection

    Tribute - African Perspectives

    Delegations

    Presskit

    Website