Aya of Yop City
Directed by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie • Animation • With Aissa Maiga, Eriq Ebouaney, Jacky Ido, Pascal N'Zonzi, Jean-Baptiste Anoumon • 2012 • 88 minutes
Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Ivory Coast in the 1970s, AYA OF YOP CITY is a spirited and hilarious adaptation of the best-selling series of graphic novels by co-director Marguerite Abouet.
Aya is 19, and dreams of becoming a doctor. Her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, follow ""Plan C"": Combs, Clothes and Chasing Men. But big trouble comes to town when Adjoua realizes she’s pregnant, and the father is the spoiled son of one of the richest and most feared men in the whole country. In a city where everyone knows each other, how can they possibly keep this baby under wraps?