An Egg with no Shell

  • Oeuf sans coquille (L') - An Egg with no Shell
Genre : Musical
Type : Film essay
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1992
Format : Short
Running time : 13 (in minutes)

A male diva sings in a counter-tenor voice whilst massacring chickens of all kinds brought to him by his butler, Jean Rouch. Until a slave provides proof of his love for the chicken, which he has tucked under his arm.
A film-opera based on a poem and a theme composed by the director.

Réalisatrice : Rina Sherman

France, 1992, Short narrative, 13 mins, 35 mm,

starring Jean Rouch & Thierry Dubost

Production: ACA LTFA

Dist (World) : DER -
Distribution (France) : Label K

Selected: Festivals of Grenoble. Prades, Roanne, France. Uppsala, Sweden. Weekly Mail, Johannesburg.
Rina Sherman Retrospective, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, 2011


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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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