Film Famous Movies From Burkina Faso

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List of popular movies from Burkina Faso, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Burkina Faso are included. This list of famous films made in Burkina Faso includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Burkina Faso should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Burkina Faso is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List features movies like Moolaadé, Dreams of Dust and more! This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Burkina Faso?"

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Balla Moussa Keïta, Niamanto Sanogo, Ismaila Sarr Yeelen is a 1987 Malian film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It is filmed in the Bambara and Fula languages, and is based on a legend told by the Bambara people. Though the era is ...more

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Balla Moussa Keïta, Falaba Issa Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra Guimba the Tyrant is a 1995 Malian comedy drama film in the Bambara language, directed by noted Malian director Cheick Oumar Sissoko. The movie shows the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic ...more

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The Street Is Ours! Rose Sare, Tiemoko Kone Kone Vié, Oumar Konange À nous la rue is a 1989 Burkinabé film.

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Michel Piccoli, Yousra, Hanan Tork Al-Mohager is an acclaimed and controversial 1994 Egyptian film by Youssef Chahine. The release of this film, which is loosely based on the story of the Biblical Joseph, raised a storm of ...more

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African Race Ilyassé Sanou African Race is a 2012 short action adventure film written and directed by Julien Paolini.

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Tilaï is a 1990 award-winning Burkinabé drama film co-written, co-produced, and directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo. It premiered at the 1990 Toronto Film Festival.

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Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Irene Tassembedo Samba Traoré is a Burkinabé drama film directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo. It was entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear.

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Amour, sexe et mobylette Amour, sexe et mobylette is a 2008 French documentary film about romance in Burkina Faso.

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Anger of the Gods Anger of the Gods is a 2003 Burkinabé film.

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Rasmané Ouedraogo, Mireille Andrée Boti, Anastasie Tode Bohi Andanggaman is a 2000 Ivorian, Burkinabé, French, Swiss and Italian historical drama film directed by Roger Gnoan M'Bala.

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Sidiki Bakaba, Youssouf Djaoro, Abdoulaye Ahmat Daresalam is a 2000 dramatic film by Chadian director Issa Serge Coelo. It has been considered one of the very few recent African films that has treated the theme of the internecine conflicts ...more

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Assita Ouedraogo Yaaba is a 1989 Burkinabé drama film written, produced, and directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo. It won the Sakura Gold prize at the 1989 Tokyo Film Festival. The film was the subject of a ...more

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Coeur de lion Coeur de lion is a 2008 Burkinabé film.

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Sankofa is a 1993 Burkinabé drama film directed by Haile Gerima centered on the Atlantic slave trade.

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Vusi Kunene Kini and Adams is a 1997 Burkinabé drama film directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo. It was filmed in Zimbabwe in the English language.

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Richard Bohringer The Heart's Cry is a 1994 Burkinabé/French drama film directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo.

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Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Balla Habib Dembélé Moolaadé is a 2004 film by the Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène. It addresses the subject of female genital mutilation, a common practice in a number of African ...more

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Lucie Bekono, Daniel Bakang, Edith Gadima Sango Malo is a 1990 film written and directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio.

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The Place in Between Nathalie Richard, Dominique Reymond, Assita Ouedraogo Notre Etrangère (The Place in Between) is a 2010 film written and directed by Sarah Bouyain.

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God's Gift Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Simone Tapsoba Wend Kuuni is a 1983 Burkinabé drama film directed by Gaston Kaboré.

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Hasaki Ya Suda Jacky Ido, Cedric Ido Hasaki Ya Suda is a 2011 film.

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Keïta! l'Héritage du griot Sotigui Kouyaté Keïta! l'Héritage du griot is a 1995 Burkinabé drama film directed by Dani Kouyaté and starring Sotigui Kouyaté.

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Night of Truth Rasmané Ouedraogo, Moussa Cisse, Georgette Paré Mirroring the political strife and genocide in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa, this film opens as preparations are being made to end a decade of civil war in a fictitious country. A peace ...more

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Issa le Tisserand Issa le Tisserand is a 1983 Burkinabé film.

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Laada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies From Burkina Faso
Laada Laada is a 1991 film written and directed by Drissa Toure.

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Buud Yam Colette Kaboré, Serge Yanogo, Odilia Yoni Buud Yam is a 1997 Burkinabé historical drama film written and directed by Gaston Kaboré. It is the sequel to the film Wend Kuuni. As of 2001, it was the most popular African film ...more

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Zan Boko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Movies From Burkina Faso
Zan Boko Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Simone Tapsoba Zan Boko is a 1988 film written and directed by Gaston Kaboré.

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L'Arbre aux esprits L'Arbre aux esprits is a 2005 Burkinabé film.

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Delwende Abdoulaye Komboudri, Blandine Yameogo, Célestin Zongo Delwende is a 2005 Burkinabé drama film directed by S. Pierre Yameogo. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prize of Hope

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The Outcasts of Cinema The Outcasts of Cinema is a 1997 film directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo.

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Vusi Kunene, Balla Moussa Keïta, Martin Le Maitre Waati is a 1995 Malian drama film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

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Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre is a 2007 documentary film directed by Alidou Badini and Philippe Baqué. The title, which translates to "Butter and the money from butter", ...more

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The Hillside Crowd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Movies From Burkina Faso
The Hillside Crowd Ceux de la colline is a 2009 Burkinabé documentary film.

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Les Écuelles Les Écuelles is a 1983 Burkinabé film.

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Bintou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Movies From Burkina Faso
Bintou Bintou is a 2001 Burkinabé short film directed by Fanta Régina Nacro. It formed part of the 2002 collection Mama Africa.

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Wendemi Sylvie Yameogo, Sylvain Minoungou Wendemi is 1993 drama film written by René Sintzel, S. Pierre Yameogo and directed by S. Pierre Yameogo.

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Sarraounia Féodor Atkine, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Jacques Penot Sarraounia is a 1986 historical drama film written and directed by Med Hondo. It is based on a novel of the same name by Nigerien author Abdoulaye Mamani, who co-wrote the screenplay. The novel ...more

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Faro - Goddess Of The Waters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Movies From Burkina Faso
Faro - Goddess Of The Waters Sotigui Kouyaté, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Balla Habib Dembélé Faro, Goddess of the Waters is a 2007 film.

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Rabi Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Joséphine Kaboré

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The Cutting Tradition Meryl Streep

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Mama Africa Cindy Sampson, Denise Newman, Rehane Abrahams Mama Africa is a 2002 film directed by Fanta Régina Nacro, Zulfah Otto Sallies, and Ingrid Sinclair.

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A Certain Morning

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The Cause The Cause is a 1992 film directed by Kollo Sanou and Nissi Joanny Traoré.

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Konaté’s Gift Rasmané Ouedraogo, José Somada, Djénéba Dao Konaté’s Gift is a 2001 short comedy film directed by Fanta Régina Nacro.

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Puk Nini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Movies From Burkina Faso
Puk Nini Georgette Paré, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Fatou Seck Puk Nini is a 1996 short comedy film written and directed by Fanta Régina Nacro.

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Sia, le rêve du python Sotigui Kouyaté, Fatoumata Diawara, Balla Habib Dembélé Sia, le rêve du python is a 2001 film by Burkina Faso-based filmmaker Dani Kouyaté.

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Sibi, l’âme du violon Sibi, l’âme du violon is a 2010 documentary film.

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Sur les traces du Bembeya Jazz Sur les traces du Bembeya Jazz is a 2007 documentary film about the Guinean band Bembeya Jazz.

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Espoir voyage Espoir voyage is a 2012 documentary film directed by Michel K. Zongo.

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Rasmané Ouedraogo, Oumar Makena Diop, Souleymane Zouré Dream of Dust is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Laurent Salgues. Mocktar, a Nigerien peasant, comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, ...more