An air of kora

  • Un air de kora
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2018
Format : Short
Running time : 23 (in minutes)

A forbidden love story between a monk and a veiled Muslim girl

Salma, a veiled Muslim woman, dreams of becoming a kora player. But in her tradition, women do not play this instrument. One day, as she goes to the monastery to retrieve her father's kora, she is given the opportunity to receive secret kora classes with brother Manuel. This encounter turns into an idyll. In a joyous melancholy, the musical notes become an oasis for this forbidden passion.

A film by Angèle Diabang

Senegal, 2018, short drama, 23 mins

starring Roger Felmont Sallah & Amie-Hélène Sambou

2019 | FESPACO 2019, Burkina Faso
* Official Selection - Short drama
* Poulain de bronze
* Prix de la Meilleure réalisatrice de la CEDEAO


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