Quebec premiere

Al Djanat (the original paradise)

Al Djanat (paradis originel)

Director Chloé Aïcha Boro returns to her native courtyard in Burkina Faso, following the death of her uncle, Ousmane Coulibaly, the family patriarch and owner of the courtyard. His inheritance is at stake: some want to sell it, while others want to keep it as a sacred living space that unites the family according to ancestral traditions and bonds of solidarity. In this dead end story, the courtyard becomes a theater of family tensions, a unique testimony to the socio-economic and religious evolution of a West African society.

Directed by

Chloé Aïcha Boro

2023 | 1 h 23 | Bambara, French (s.t. French)

Featured selection


Filmmaker’s country: Burkina Faso
Country of filming: Burkina Faso
Country of production: Burkina Faso

Friday, May 10

6 pm | Cinéma Moderne

5:30 pm Audience welcome
6 pm Screening begins

5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, QC
H2T 1R8

Free admission, subject to availability

May 10th films