The Wedding Ring (2016)

Drama, General Film, Holiday, Romance

Director: Rahmatou Keïta

Writer(s): Rahmatou Keïta

Starring: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Aïchatou Moussa, Magaajyia Silberfeld, Salamatou Kimba Farinwata, Harouna Amoud, Yazi Dogo, Ali Nuhu, Sandor Funtek, Théo Kleiner, Kudzo Do Thobias

Synopsis: Tiyaa is a student, member of a prestigious aristocratic family. She is back home to sultanate of Damagaran, in Niger Republic, for the Winter holidays. As planned, she is expecting the young man she met in the university she is studying, in France, to make a formal proposal of marriage. He too comes from a prestigious family, not far from Damagaran and her parents cannot reject such an eligible fiancé. Tiyaa is overwhelmed… While expecting him, she has time to inform her friends of this secret Parisian love. Life is pleasant and peaceful but time passes and the handsome suitor is slow to come.

Tiyaa has the opportunity to discover in her surroundings other women whose love stories, marriage, desertion or divorce tell of the relationship between men and women in the Sahelian society.

Release Date: September 9, 2016 (Canada) | Length: 96 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Zin’naariyâ! (original title). Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. There are more people in the trailer than listed in the cast on IMDB.