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THE NIGHT OF TRUTH (La Nuit de la Verite)

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THE NIGHT OF TRUTH (La Nuit de la Verite)

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro
Burkina Faso   |   2004   |   100 minutes
French, Mooré and Dioula, with subtitles in English
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Synopsis Mirroring the political strife and genocide in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa, this film opens as preparations are being made to end a decade of civil war in a fictitious country. A peace agreement is about to be signed and celebrated in a night of reconciliation with a laying down of arms. As the powerful drumming begins, both rebels and government forces gather, bringing with them years of rage, grief, hope, suspicion, and bitterness. In this first feature film, Fanta Régina Nacro boldly presents the sometimes unintentional but inhuman behavior inherent in all people.

About the Director Fanta Régina Nacro studied at INAFEC, the national film school of Burkina Faso, and earned master’s degrees in film and audiovisual studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. She was the first woman in Burkina Faso to direct a film, the short Un Certain Matin (1992). Among her 17 short films are Puk Nini (1995), Le Truk de Konaté (1998), and Bintou (2001). The Night of Truth is her first feature film, and it won the Best Screenplay at the San Sebastian International Film Festival 2004.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2006 film series.



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CAST

Le Président - Adama Ouédraougo
Colonel Theo - Commandant Moussa Cissé
Edna - Naky Sy Sayane
Tomoto - Rasmane Ouédraougo
Soumari - Georgette Paré

CREW

Director - Fanta Régina Nacro
Producer - Claire-Agnés Lajaoumard
Screenwriter - Marc Gautron
Cinematographer - Nara Keo Kosal
Editor - Andrée Devanture
Sound - Dana Farzanehpour
Music - Troupe Nada Yaadega, Sami
REVIEWS

"A remarkably assured first feature...Powerfully performed!" -Time Out London (UK)

"Originality and heart...Authentic, powerful!" -New York Times

"Potent authenticity! As powerful as 'Hotel Rwanda', it offers hope without seeming glib or trite, while its insights resound with universal truth." -BBC

"A powerful tale with Shakespearean resonances." -Sight and Sound (UK)

"Masterful!" -Time Out London (UK)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2004
Best Screenplay, SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

2005
Best Screenplay, FESPACO
Prix Sceau de la Paix, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FEMMES FLORENCE
Grand Prix Regards d’or, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FRIBOURG
Prix du Public, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES PREMIERS FILMS D’ANNONAY
Prix Images de femmes Micheline Vaillancourt, FESTIVAL VUES D'AFRIQUE, MONTRÉAL
Official Selection, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL

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