Yao

From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his fugue and brave 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while rolling towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Yao
  • Director
    Philippe Godeau
  • Producers
    Philippe Godeau, Nathalie Gastaldo
  • Writers
    Philippe Godeau
  • Photo
    Jean-Marc Fabre
  • Actors
    Omar Sy, Lionel Louis Basse, Fatoumata Diawara
  • Playtime
    1h. 43min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France, Senegal
  • Age limit
    9
  • Production
    Pan-Européenne
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment