Screen Out Loud presents Idrissa Ouedraogo’s “TILAÏ”

Screen Out Loud, a prominent film organisation dedicated to celebrating the art of cinema, is thrilled to announce the upcoming screening of the classic film TILAÏ by the late Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo. 

This cinematic masterpiece will grace the silver screen on Sunday, August 13, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Alliance Française de Lagos located at 9 Osborne Road, Lagos.

TILAÏ, a film that has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema, tells the captivating story of Saga and Nogma, two lovers whose ardour defies societal norms and the constraints of tradition. Their unbreakable bond is tested as they navigate storms of adversity to find a glimmer of hope for a joyous future together.

Winner of the prestigious Étalon d’or de Yennenga at the Fespaco film festival in 1991, TILAÏ showcases Idrissa Ouedraogo’s unmatched directorial prowess, delving into themes of love, defiance, and the struggle for happiness against all odds.

Intriguingly, Saga’s return to his village after a two-year absence unfolds a heart-wrenching narrative. His fiancée Nogma, once his beloved, now occupies the position of his father’s second wife. Unwilling to surrender to the confines of tradition, Saga and Nogma find themselves entangled in an illicit affair. However, their love defies the village’s norms, and Saga is marked for a fate that seems inexorable – death.

The film’s gripping storyline is further enhanced by its runtime of 81 minutes and is presented in Mooré, the original language, with English subtitles to ensure accessibility to a wider audience.

The screening provides an ideal setting for cinephiles to bask in the magic of cinematic storytelling.

What is more, this event is entirely free of charge, offering an unparalleled opportunity for cinema enthusiasts to enjoy an evening of thought-provoking storytelling and cultural appreciation. The organisers at Screen Out Loud have expressed their commitment to reviewing refund requests on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that attendees have a seamless and enjoyable experience.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to experience cinema at its finest and join us in celebrating the legacy of Idrissa Ouedraogo and his remarkable work, TILAÏ.

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