The Night Of Truth by Fanta Régina Nacro
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival – 2004 – Best Screenplay
  • Friborg International Film Festival – 2005 – Grand Prix
  • Toronto International Film Festival – 2004
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival– 2005
  • Tribeca Film Festival – 2005
  • Seattle International Film Festival – 2005
  • Warsaw International Film Festival – 2005

In the present day, in an imaginary African country devasted by ten years of war, a peace treaty is about to be signed. The two camps prepare to meet for a reconciliation party intended to last a full night. As the day approaches, the protagonists find themselves face to face.

  • Théo : Moussa Cissé
  • Soumari : Georgette Paré
  • Le président : Adama Ouedraogo
  • Tomoto : Rasmané Ouedraogo
  • Edna : Naky Sy Savane
  • N’Gové : Capitaine Yves Thombiano
  • Youba : Capitaine Claude Kaboré
  • Fatou : Sami Rama

  • Director : Fanta Régina Nacro
  • Screenwriter : Marc Gautron, Fanta Régina Nacro
  • Cinematographer: Nara Keo Kosal
  • Music Composer : Sami Rama
  • Art Director : Bill Mamadou Traoré
  • Producer : Claire Lajoumard
  • Editor : Andrée Davanture
  • Sound Engineer : Dana Farzanehpour

Born in 1962, Fanta Régina Nacro grew up in a rural region of Burkina Faso. A graduate of the Institute of Cinematographic Education in Ouagadougou in 1986, she then worked as a script writer on Idrissa Ouédraogo’s “Le Choix” before completing additional film training in Paris.

Her first short film, Un Certain Matinin 1991, is considered the first work of cinematographic fiction ever directed by an African woman, and won an award at the Carthage Film Festival. Short and medium-length films then followed and reinforced her notoriety, notably Puk Nini in 1995, and Le Truc de Konaté in 1998, a comedy promoting the use of condoms. Bintou was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and also received the award for best short film at Fespaco in 2001. In 2004, her fiction feature, “The Night of Truth”, on ethnic conflicts, was also noted.

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