Desiré Ecaré

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Désiré Ecaré (April 15, 1939; Treichville, Côte d'Ivoire – 16 February 2009; Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire) was an Ivorian film director. [1] He directed the seminal film Faces of Women in 1985, which went on to win the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Film Festival. [2]

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  1. "Cote d'Ivoire: Cinéma - Désiré Ecaré n'est plus" (in French). 17 February 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2015.