Burkina Faso/France, 2004 (100 minutes)
Dir: Fanta Régina Nacro
This award-winning feature debut by one of Africa’s most talented female directors takes place in an unnamed country, where two peoples, the ruling Nayak and the opposition Bonandés, have finally embarked on a path to peace after a decade of atrocities. To commemorate the reconciliation, a celebratory feast is planned. But with each side haunted by memories of the past, will the night of truth bring understanding - or revenge?
– First Run Features
"A shocking parable... impressively crafted... Nacro has a fine eye for intimate drama and for finding the universal in the particular."
Grand Prix, 2005 Fribourg International Film Festival
Best New Screenwriter, 2004 San Sebastian International Film Festival
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TimeOut New York reviews the film.
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