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Aya of Yop City (2013)

Aya de Yopougon (original title)
Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital.


Marguerite Abouet (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aïssa Maïga ... Aya (voice)
Tella Kpomahou Tella Kpomahou ... Bintou (voice)
Tatiana Rojo Tatiana Rojo ... Adjoua (voice)
Jacky Ido ... Ignace / Hervé / Moussa / Basile / Sidiki / Arsène (voice)
Emile Abossolo M'bo Emile Abossolo M'bo ... Kossi / Dieudonné / Gervais / Père Mamadou / Dame marché (voice)
Eriq Ebouaney ... Hyacinthe (voice)
Pascal N'Zonzi Pascal N'Zonzi ... Bonaventure Sissoko (voice)
Atou Ecaré Atou Ecaré ... Simone Sissoko (voice)
Claudia Tagbo Claudia Tagbo ... Jeanne / Alphonsine (voice)
Sabine Pakora Sabine Pakora ... Koro / Modestine (voice)
Jean-Baptiste Anoumn Jean-Baptiste Anoumn ... Grégoire (voice)
Djédjé Apali ... Mamadou (voice) (as Djedje Apali)
Mokobé Traoré Mokobé Traoré ... Le DJ (voice) (as Mokobé)
Corinne Haccandy Corinne Haccandy ... Félicité (voice)
Diouc Koma ... John Pololo (voice)


In warm Ivory Coast's working-class district of Abidjan or Yop City, the nineteen-year-old aspiring doctor, Aya, dreams of finishing her studies despite her father's opposition. But, Aya lives in a poor West African township during the 1970s, where getting married to a rich man and starting a family is every girl's aspiration--at least, that's what Aya's best friends, Bintou and Adjoua, are hoping for. Under Yopougon's bright sun, three girls, three different destinies and three parallel lives intertwine, as life keeps going. Will Aya's ambitions ever come true? Written by Nick Riganas

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Join the African groove. Meet... Aya of Yop City.


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Release Date:

17 July 2013 (France) See more »

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Dolby Digital


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Wonderful view of normal,African daily life

I loved this movie. Although I saw it with subtitles, I could understand a lot of the dialog with my High School level French. What I loved most about it was that it's a movie about African folks representing a time and a place. It's the 1970's after all - most people, even in the U.S., were not that progressive about women's roles, which is the central theme of this film. Yet, the storyline is critical of the roles merely by revealing the characters as they are. The sexism of the men, for example, is countered by some fierce come backs from the women as when they are harassed by the men in the streets who see it as a sport. The best thing about this film for me though, it's not so much the storyline but the beauty of Africa, specifically the Cote Ivoire as drawn by the artist. It reveals a view of Africa so different that what we are seeing 24/7. As someone who also grew up in a tropical, developing country, some of the scenes are familiar such as the homes built close together, and the extended families all living in one home. But make no mistake, this film is about an African country and it's delightful. The people are beautifully drawn and show an array of faces, just like in real life - young, old, beautiful, not so beautiful, men, women, children. And the music is wonderful including some Afro-Cuban old tunes which were familiar to me. I hope this film gets a wider audience - I only saw it as part of a festival of French language film. It was only one showing and the audience was sparse. But everyone that was there loved it as I could tell by the reactions. Kudos to the authors of the graphic novels and the filmmakers. I hope to see more of Aya's adventures.

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