Long-Métrages

Desrances

Desrances

Section: Long-Métrages

Country: Burkina Faso

Production Year: 2019

Duration: 105 minutes

Director: Apolline Traoré

Screenplay: Apolline Traoré

Cinematography: Ali Lakrouf

Editor: Sylvie Gadmer

Cast: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Naomi Nemlin

Synopsis: After the brutal massacre of his family in Haiti, Francis Desrances resettles in the Ivory Coast. Years later Francis, his wife Aissey and their 12-year-old daughter Haila await the birth of a son who shall inherit the name Desrances. As the birth looms, war erupts in Abidjan and amidst the melee, Aissey goes missing. Haila courageously steps forward in ways that challenge her father's notion of what constitutes a rightful heir.