Faces of Women (1999)



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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 nudity (not gratuitous) and suggestive situations.


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.

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

Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5

Naive and ragged by ordinary standards, but a lot of life breaks in where formalism breaks down.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A provocative and informative film on the domestic and business conflicts women face in today's Ivory Coast.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Jan 10, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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