Three African Fables

Directed by Luis Marquès, Claude Gnakouri

Written by Luis Marquès, Claude Gnakouri

Produced by Philippe Braunstein

Fiction / Contes africains / 20 min.


BABADI’S GIFT. Franck, a european botanist working in Africa for an international organization, falls deeply in love with a young and beautiful native, even as his wife and baby daughter are packing up back to Europe, expecting him to return as well. He tries to tell his wife, over the phone, that he wishes to stay.

SCOOP. A journalist and his cameraman cover a bombing in an african town. Under their very eyes a young woman, carrying a baby in her arms, tries to run across a bridge under constant fire.

SCRIPTURES IN THE WILD. After several days of tracking in the wilderness, a priest and his african interpret reach a small isolated village. They intend to bring the sacred Word of God to these so-called ignorant natives. Local wisdom, though, will have them tried.


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35 mm Couleurs 1.85


Babadi : Maïmouna N'Diaye

Franck : Franck Prunier

Sophie : Cécile Besse

le journaliste : Philippe Hélies

le cameraman : Robin Schuffield

la folle : Elisabeth Bello

le chauffeur : Moussa Koné

le prêcheur : Luis Marquès

l'interprète : Assandé Koichi

le chef du village : Claude Gnakouri

le féticheur : Simon Kodjo


Image : Pascal Baillargeau

Editing : Bertrand Boutillier

Production design : Philippe Jacquier

Sound : Christian Fontaine, Michel Guiffan

Music : Dimitri Artemenko, Yvan Kazan, Djéli Madi Kouyaté, Djeli Moussa Konde, Aly Wagué

Assistant director : Marc Amblard

Production manager : Vincent Bordes


Milan - Africano, Italie (2002)

Namur - Film Francophone, Belgique (2002)

Ouagadougou - FESPACO, Burkina Faso (2002)

Larissa, Grèce (2001)

Festival International du Film d'Amiens, France (2002)

Vaulx-en-Velin, France (2001)

Grenade, Espagne (2002)

Saint-Leu de la Réunion, France (2001)

Festival International du Film de Beauvais, France (2002)

Foix, France (2003)

Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot, France (2002)

Cozes St-Georges-de-Didonne, France (2002)


Cheval d’Or - Larissa, Grèce (2001)



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ARTV - Canada

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