La femme au couteau (The Woman with the Knife, Timité Bassori, 1969)


4:30 PM to 5:50 PM


Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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In La femme au couteau, a young man traumatized by his strict African upbringing returns home after a long stay in Europe. Once home, he has difficulty readjusting to the place where he grew up and experiences debilitating sexual inhibition, made manifest by recurring visions of a woman brandishing a huge knife. He turns to both traditional African medicine and Western psychoanalysis in search of a remedy. Most consider this to be the most accomplished film by Ivory Coast director Bassori, who also plays the lead role. (80 mins., 4K DCP)

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