Thursday Cinema
Le cri du coeur [The Heart's Cry]

Salt Beyoğlu

November 21, 2019 19.00

Lecridecoeur 1994 <i>Le cri du coeur</i> [Kalbin Haykırışı] (1994) filminden bir kare ©Les Films de la Plaine
Still from Le cri du coeur [The Heart’s Cry] (1994) ©Les Films de la Plaine
Walk-in Cinema

Le cri du coeur [The Heart’s Cry] (1994)
Director: Idrissa Ouédraogo
86 minutes
French; Turkish and English subtitles

Ibrahim Sow, who immigrated to France to make a better life almost five years ago, finally has the means to accommodate his wife Saffi and 11-year-old son. Leaving Mali where he’s grown up and his ill grandfather behind, young Moctar faces challenges to adjust this new life. Although born in France, he longs for his small village and begins seeing a hyena running on the streets of Lyon. When Moctar excitedly tries to explain “what he witnessed,” he becomes a laughing stock of his peers and eventually is asked to see the school psychologist. Nobody believes him, not even his parents until Moctar befriends with Paulo, a middle-aged free spirit who helps him understand what he’s going through.

Burkinabé director Idrissa Ouédraogo’s 1994 film Le cri de coeur [The Heart’s Cry] portrays the anxieties of exile and separation while pointing out the difficulties to overcome the alienation and discrimination in a society where racism still remains a prevalent problem.

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films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.