An Uncommon Woman

Director: Abdoulaye Dao
Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 2009
Running Time: 101 min
Language: French and English subtitles

Mina, the chairwoman and managing director of a big company, decides to have a second husband in an environment where polyandry is an unknown practice. However, Mina has her reasons. She is disappointed by her husband’s behavior and his flirtatious relationship with Aicha. A humorous, light comedy that nevertheless challenges tradition.

About the Director

Abdoulaye Dao

Biography: Abdoulaye Dao was born in Burkina Faso and graduated in film directing from the INAFEC (Institut Africain d’Éducation Cinématographique) in Ouagadougou, then from the INA (Institut National Audiovisuel) in Paris, and also specialized in Cairo and Dakar. He then worked for over ten years for the Télévision Nationale du Burkina Faso, before becoming head of the Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale du Burkina Faso. His series Quand les éléphants se battent received the Grand Prix for the Best TV series at FESPACO in 2007.

(Source: http://www.festivalcinemaafricano.org/eng/index.php?pag=vis_film&id_film=797)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
An Uncommon Woman [Une femme pas comme les autres] (2011).

Filmography:
Vis-à-vis (2004);
Quand les éléphants se battent (2006);
An Uncommon Woman [Une femme pas comme les autres] (2008).