2015 Edition's Timité Bassori

Timité Bassori

Timité Bassori

  • Section :Long Narrative
  • Filmmaker

    Côte d'Ivoire

    Born 1933 in Aboisso, he is considered as one of the fathers of the Ivorian cinema. After studying at IDHEC in Paris, Bassori realized his long narrative debut The Woman with the Knife (1969) in which he starred as young man returning from Europe to his homeland only to start facing his weaknesses. Bassori was given a life-achievement award in Khouribga African Film Festival (FFCAK) in 2009 and was jury president in FFCAK’s following edition in 2010. He has held several positions: including director at the Ivorian Cinema Company and has published many books like The Banished Village (1974).

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