On Line Rendez-Vous / Rencontre En Ligne

Director: Adama Roamba
Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 2004
Running Time: 12 min.
Language: French


A short film on love in the age of internet, On Line Rendez-Vous chronicles the everyday rituals of a middle-aged couple, Franck and Myriam who continue to perform the empty rituals of their loveless marriage in resentful silence: passively trading barbs through uncivil personal messages scrawled on their bathroom mirror, spiking drinks at dinner time, demarcating their sleeping area of the bed with a stretch of rope, and flaunting their virtual infidelities in front of each other. Convinced that he has met the woman of his dreams, Franck arranges for a rendez-vous on Valentine’s Day with unexpected – and inebriating – results.

About the Director

Adama Roamba

Biography: After working on national television in Burkina Faso, Roamba perfected his skills as an assistant to filmmakers such as Raymond Tiendrebeogo, Issa Traore, Dany Kouyate, Gaston and Cabora Issiaka Konate. He made his first documentary in 1994 and his first fiction film, Yango, in 1995. This was followed by a short film trilogy, titled Garba, in 1999.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
On Line Rendez-Vous (2006).

Yango (1995);
Garba (1999);
Mouka (2001);
Source d’histoire (2003);
On Line Rendez-Vous (2004).