A cinematographic and poetic letter from a father to his newborn daughter. The director films his wife's pregnancy and the changes in her body after giving birth. We see a series of rituals, massages and treatments of child and mother. The father wonders about the female body and sexual pleasure, but also about their pain, suffered in the interests of seduction in a polygamous country.
A filmed letter exploring the mystery of woman. From the woman as a body of pain that gives life, to the woman's body as an object of seduction, to the woman's ever mutilated body. The film tells the odyssey of woman and the construction of the female body.
Mamadou Sellou Diallo films in closeup, showing in grainy detail the skins of female bodies with as much sensuality as love.
by Mamadou Sellou Diallo
A MISSIVE IN FILM FORM, SÉNÉGAL/FR
2009, 52', BETA SP, FR. SUBTITLES
Ardèche Images Production / France et Les Films de l'Atelier / Sénégal / T + 33 4 75 94 26 16 / T + 221 33 825 39 55yahoo.fr / email@example.com
2011 - Black Movie, Genève - 11>20 feb 2011
* Black screens: Simple people