30.09. - 09.10.2021

Eye of the storm Burkina Faso, France 2015 | 104 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Sékou Traoré

As a producer and director of feature and documentary films, SÉKOU TRAORÉ (*1962) is one of the most important figures in film production in Burkina Faso. Eye of the Storm is based on a play from the year 2003 that won worldwide acclaim.

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In a nameless, African country riven with civil war, a young female lawyer is the court-appointed counsel for a rebel leader. He has been accused of serious war crimes and his reputation is that of a butcher. But the idealistic lawyer encounters the delinquent unflinchingly. The pair size each other up as in a chess match and move by move get closer to the truth. The defendant was a child soldier. Did that make him what he is today? Eye of the Storm shows two faces of modern Africa and is marked by impressive performances from the two leads, Maimouna N'Diaye and Fargass Assandé. They both won awards at the Panafrican film and TV festival Fespaco in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Original title: L'Oeil du cyclone
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Sékou Traoré
Screenplay: Luis Marquès, Christophe Lemoine
Cast: Maïmouna N'Diaye, Fargass Assandé, Abidine Dioari, Issaka Sawouadogo, Jacob Sou, Serge Henry, Fatou Traoré
Producer: Axel Guyot
Director of Photography: Pascal Baillargeau
Music: Thierry Malet
Production Design: Axel Guyot
Editor: Isabelle Proust
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Studio Orange
Production: Les films d'Avalon
Contact: Axel Guyot, Les films d'Avalon:


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