Il va Pleuvoir sur Conakry (2007)

Clouds Over Conakry

Politics / 1h37m / Feature / Fiction


Camara's debut feature proposes a romantic twist on the recurrent tradition-versus-modernity theme of African cinema, 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. BB works as a political cartoonist at a liberal newspaper, and is in love with his boss's daughter, Kesso. But his choice meets with stiff opposition from his strict Muslim father Karamako, who has a dream-inspired insistence that BB go to Saudi Arabia to study to become an imam - much against the young man's wishes. Clouds over Conakry tackles some of the most controversial subjects in parts of the continent - such as religious extremism, political corruption and honour killings - head-on and has received plaudits all over the world for the unflinching way in which these problems are portrayed.

Directed by Cheick Fantamady Camara


French, Malinke
English Subtitles
West Africa
Il va Pleuvoir sur Conakry


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