39 Ratings

God's Gift

Wend Kuuni

directed by Gaston Kaboré
Burkina Faso, 1982


The mystery of a mute child lies at the center of Wend Kuuni, a fable-like drama set amongst the traditional villages of Burkina Faso in the days before industrialization.

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  • apexa's rating of the film God's Gift

    The simplicity and minimalism of conflict reminds one of Ozu and is probably the calmest film I've seen after Ozu's films. Interestingly Ozu was mediating on subtle conflict in a post-war Japan whereas Kabore was mediating on the same in a pre-colonial Africa. Still both are able to masterfully illustrate that sense of minimalist conflict.

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