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Two fiction films that explore the life of women in Africa.
Set in Burkina Fasso AN UNCOMMON WOMAN is a comedy about a cuckold woman who decides to take a second husband.
CAPE VERDE MY LOVE is drama that takes a critical look at the lives of women in contemporary Cape Verde.
AN UNCOMMON WOMAN
Mina is tired of her husband’s infidelity and decides to take a drastic decision: She takes a second husband. Based on his conversations with women involved in polygamist relationships, director Abdoulaye Dao illustrates - to very funny effects - the daily life of two persons - in this case two men - who share a spouse. On a comedic tone, he tells us a story of jealousy, infidelity, romance and revenge.
Directed by Dao Abdoulaye, 2009, 101 min, Burkina Faso, Comedy, French with English subtitles.
CAPE VERDE MY LOVE
Praïa, Cape verde. Laura, Flavia and Bela are childhood friends. Each leads her own life and they sometimes meet to dance, dine and have fun. But one day the calm rivers of their lives break their banks and become wild torrents: Ricardo, Flavia’s husband, rapes his pupil Indira, Laura’s 13-year old eldest daughter. A film that takes a critical look at the lives of women in Cape Verde.
By Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa, 2007, Cape Verde, Drama, 77min, Cape Verdean Portuguese w/ English subtitles.