Faces of Women (1999)

Faces of Women


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Specifically, the "faces" seen in this contemporary comedy are those of African women. In a breezy, almost offhand fashion, the film examines the "place" of women in African society. Director Desire Ecare covers not only the big cities, but also many of the still-existing tribes. The hand-held photography brings a touch of verisimilitude to the script contrivances. Though clumsy and faltering at times, overall Faces of Women is well worth the time. Be advised, however, that the film contains … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Desire Ecare
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On DVD: Feb 1, 1995



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Critic Reviews for Faces of Women

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A wonderfully unpredictable and lively triptych on the financial, sexual and emotional emancipation of African women, pieced together over twelve years by a film-maker who hasn't a single dull thought in his head.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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A technically rough, cheerfully rude, folkloric comedy about the status of women in the Ivory Coast.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Naive and ragged by ordinary standards, but a lot of life breaks in where formalism breaks down.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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A provocative and informative film on the domestic and business conflicts women face in today's Ivory Coast.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A strange but rather entrancing picture that makes a virtue of its own frequent amateurishness... Always intriguing and frequently entertaining.

Full Review… | January 10, 2003
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July 21, 2005

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