Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo
A Burkinabé/French drama film, The Heart’s Cry (Le Cri du Coeur)(1994) about a boy in a foreign land he was born in facing home sickness and visions that prompts to be mocked among his peers.
Another one of his Burkina Faso films is Kini and Adams (1997).This is his first film in English and was the opening feature at the 1997 Festival Panafricain du Cinema (FESPACO) in Ouagadoudou. Two friends dream of a better life beyond their village. They attempt avenues to leave all the while being mocked by their friends and family. Ultimately their friendship becomes strained and they become enemies.
La Colere Des Dieux (Anger of The Gods)(2003) has been described a Greek tragedy with Africa as a setting. Power feud between two royal brothers as their father nears death.
Ouedraogo’s fluid style and skillful film technique have prompted critics to compare him to the French film director Jean Renoir. Idrissa Ouedraogo‘s films have won praise for their sensitive portrayals and astute criticisms of Burkinabe society. Though many of his films take place in rural Mossi villages, Zan Boko (Gaston Kabore,1988) examines life in Ouagadoudou, while Kini and Adams(1997) is shot in an industrializing region of southern Africa.