Copyright Janus

  • Director

    Jean-Pierre Dikongué Pipa

  • With

    David Endene, Arlette Din Bell

  • Cameroon 1975. 90min

  • Digital

  • English subtitles

Dikongué Pipa’s masterpiece of subversive modernity, a non-linear tale of a love made impossible by social and economic pressures, was Cameroon’s first feature film. Awarded the top prize at FESPACO 1976, its haunting images revealing the devastating consequences of a community’s refusal to deviate from tradition resonated strongly with audiences.

Content warning: Contains scenes of domestic violence.

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.

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