As part of the series Humour in African Cinemas, and in collaboration with the Al-Tarab association and the Tarifa/Tanger African Film Festival (FCAT), the Instituto Francés in Madrid is screening a romantic comedy and a dramatic comedy this evening at 8pm. Screenings in the original version with Spanish subtitles.
On the one hand, Il pleut sur Ouaga, directed in 2017 by Fabien Dao. It’s raining in Ouagadougou. It is the time of love, the country is being rebuilt after the revolution. Alpha is about to leave his country to join his French girlfriend, but leaving one’s country is not so easy. His meeting with Leila makes him see things differently. And on the other hand, Macadam Tribu, by Zeka Laplaine (1996), which tells how Mike, who has just come out of prison, and his brother Kapa, wander the streets, bars and boxing gyms with Duka, a neighbour and friend. One night, Duka decides to return to the ring to face Kabeya, the champion. The whole neighbourhood shows up to support him, but the fight ends badly.