Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1990
Tilaï (Question d’honneur)
Idrissa Ouédraogo
Titre anglais : Tilai – The Law
Date de sortie en France : 20/05/1990
Pays concerné : Burkina Faso
Réalisateur(s) : Idrissa Ouédraogo
Avec : Idrissa Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Silvia Voser, Jacques Leglou
Durée : 81
Genre : comédie dramatique
Type : fiction

Français

Dans cette histoire d’amour et d’honneur, c’est la trangression de la coutume au nom de la liberté et du bonheur individuel qui est en cause. Saga revient au village après deux ans d’absence. Découvrant les derniers événements, il n’accepte pas le remariage de son père avec sa fiancée Nogma qu’il aime toujours. Trangressant les lois, Saga revoit Nogma en cachette.


Tilaï (Question d’honneur) , Idrissa OUÉDRAOGO, Burkina Faso, 1h21, 1990, Fiction.


Interprètes: Rasmane Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Roukietou Barry, Assane Ouédraogo, Sibidou Sidibé, Moumouni Ouédraogo, Mariam Barry, Seydou Ouédraogo, Mariam Ouédraogo, Daouda Porgo, Kogre Warma, Mamadou Ganamé et les habitants des villages de Koumbri et Komsilga.

Format: 35 mm
Durée: 81 min.
Version Originale: Mooré

Réalisation: Idrissa Ouédraogo
Scénario: Idrissa Ouédraogo
Image: Jean Monsigny, Pierre Laurent Chénieux
Montage: Luc Barnier
Son: Alix Comte, Dominique Hennequin
Musique:

Production: Les Films de l’Avenir, Waka Films, Rhea Films

Distribution salles et ventes télévisuelles : plus que 50 contrats

1990 | Festival International du Film de Cannes
* Grand prix du jury

Festival de Ouagadougou
* Grand Prix du FESPACO
et de nombreux autres prix

English

Il giovane Saga torna al paesello e scopre che la sua fidanzata, Nogma, è diventata la moglie di suo padre. La relazione che riprende tra i due giovani è considerata dalla legge tribale (« tilai » vuol dire appunto « la legge ») una forma di empietà. Il destino incombe, come in una tragedia di Eschilo: una tragedia classica nel Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso, 1990, 83 min., 35mm, francese sottotitoli in italiano

GRAND PRIX AL FESTIVAL DI CANNES 1990
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Saga returns to his village after a two-year absence. A lot has changed. His fiancée Nogma has become his father’s second wife. Yet Saga and Nogma, still in love with each other, break the law of the community and have an affair. For the village, this is incest and Saga must die. Kougri, his own brother is appointed to kill him, but lets him escape. Saga hides out at an aunt’s and is joined by Nogma.


Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken Nogma, Saga\’s promised bride, for himself. Still in love with each other, the two begin an affair, although it would be considered incestuous. In Burkina Faso, the concept of honour is essential in the structure of traditional societies, and it rules over any notion of family and blood. Ya tilaï, that is the law.

The film delicately portrays the complexities of traditional law and customs in a West African village, though it ultimately speaks to a universal humanity through its unconventional love story. Highly acclaimed Burkinabe director Idrissa Ouedraogo is regarded as one of the best-known African filmmakers internationally and a pioneer of West African cinema.


By Idrissa Ouedraogo
Switzerland/UK/France/Burkina Faso/Germany | 1h21m | Digibeta | Moré with English subtitles | Rating 15 | Fiction