Idrissa Ouedraogo

Filmmaker (Burkina Faso)


| Utne Reader September / October 2007


Ouedraogo learned about film from the traveling cinemas that visited villages. He made his mark at the Cannes Film Festival with his 1990 film Tilaï, which won the Jury Prize. His 1989 film Yaaba, about a 10-year-old boy who befriends an older woman, remains an international success. His films are known for their visual charm and compositional detail.

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