2021 Festival

The 2021 Cascade Festival of African Films will be held virtually from February 5 to March 10, 2021. The festival will remain free and open to the public, but films will be shown online. Check back here soon for more details and the list of films!

La Femme au Couteau / The Woman with the Knife

Directed by Timité Bassori

Côte d’Ivoire
1969,80 min

One of the pioneers of Ivorian cinema, Timité Bassori is best known for his film, La Femme Au Couteau. It tells two intertwined stories. The main story is about a young Westernized Ivorian who seeks help for his existential anguish and hallucinatory sexual fears through traditional African healing and modern Western psychoanalysis. The secondary story revolves around an older African man wearing a tuxedo who wanders about the streets of Abidjan and, like the young intellectual, is another person caught between traditional African mores and Western modernity. In French with English subtitles.

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.
This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, created by The Film Foundation, FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna – to help locate, restore, and disseminate African cinema.

African Film Heritage Series

This special Wednesday evening series is courtesy of the African Film Heritage Project, a branch of Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation/World Cinema Project, which is dedicated to locating and preserving 50 classic African films, some thought lost and others thought beyond repair. We are pleased to show these films in conjunction with The Film Foundation’s 30th year anniversary.

Wednesday, February 12th 2020 | 7:00pm
PCC Cascade

Note: African Film Heritage Series
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