International Films Competition

Night Nursery

France, Germany, Burkina Faso, 2021, 67 min.

Dyula, Heb. and Eng. Sub.

Dir: Moumouni Sanou

Screening Schedule:

Thur. 9/12 | 21:00 | Cinematheque

Mon. 13/12 | 21:15 | Cinematheque

In the district town of Bobo-Dioulasso, near Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, sex workers entrust their children to Ms Coda, an elderly woman who has been taking care of countless such charges for decades while their mothers take to the streets at night to work. Over the years, filmmaker Moumouni Sanou has managed to gain the trust of everyone involved in this unique set-up, together with a huge amount of insight into the lives of Odile and Farida, both of whom rely on Ms Coda’s services. He tenderly observes all aspects of their situation, including domestic work, downtime and the most intimate moments of motherhood.

Berlinale - FORUM
Visions du Réel
Astra Film Festival - Astra Trophy

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