Film: Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry (Clouds Over Conarky)
Filming Locations: Nepal
Run Time: 1 hr 37 minutes
Story of a young caricaturist, BB, who works at a liberal newspaper and his relationship with his father, the Imam of the Great Mosque of Conakry. BB is in love with the daughter of his boss, but BB’s strict father does not approve.
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Guinean Cheick Fantamady Camara's impressive debut feature proposes a romantic twist on the standby theme of African cinema, traditionalism vs. modernism, as a lovestruck cartoonist learns the spirits have chosen him instead of his religious older brother to succeed his father as imam of Guinea's capital, Conakry. Camara effortlessly steers "Clouds" as it suddenly veers from relaxed near-comedy to stark tragedy. Engrossing, well-constructed pic, winner of the audience prize at FESPACO, should see brisk fest play, while the wryly engaging characterizations could help snare a cable berth. — Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Very good movie! In 90 minutes you are the witness of many aspects (and problems) of contemporary Africa: religions, politics, traditions, Islam, animism, modern youth, men-women relationships, family, way of living, etc. A very intelligent movie! It's a travel inside day-to-day African life with love, emotions, drama, and laughing. Beautiful Africa! Good music, too. A lot of different characters, everyone well-defined and well-played. The movie is both complex and simply built, made for all audience but with a strong criticism of hypocrisy. Maybe the most important aspect is that the young characters of the movie, men and women, are strong without hatred; they will fight for a new Africa with hope and enthusiasm.