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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City wins Awards at Nile Film Festival


Restless City, a movie directed by Andrew Dosunmu has been awarded the Best Long Feature Film and the Best Cinematography at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) which was held recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The movie tells the story of young, nomadic Senegalese immigrant, Djbirl (Sy Alassane), an aspiring musician, struggling to survive on the fringes of New York City. When he falls in love with a prostitute (Jamaican-born model/actress Nicole Grey) who works for Bekay, the local loan shark, he suddenly finds some much needed meaning and purpose to his otherwise aimless existence, forcing him to make decisions that eventually prove fatal.

The jury was made up of South African producer, Letebele Masemola-Jones; French/Tunisian filmmaker Karim Dridi; Ethiopian director, Solomon BekeleWeya; African Screens editor, Don Dewale Omope and Ioana-Frederique Westhoff from the ACP Films Programme.

Other awards won at the festival are: Best Short Film: Hisab by Ezra Wube (Ethiopia), Best Documentary Film: Voyage of Hope by Michel K. Zongo (Burkina Faso), Best Screenplay: The Repentant by Merzak Allouachi (Algeria), Best Sound: 1Ž2 Revolution by Karim El Hakim and Omar Shargawi (Egypt), Best Soundtrack: Otelo Burning by Sara Blecher (South Africa), Best Actor: Kenneth Nkosi in Otelo Burning (South Africa), Best Actress: Elizabeth Melaku in Scent of a Lemon (Ethiopia)

Also, special mentions went to Abraham Gezahagne's film Scent of a Lemon (Ethiopia); Theresa Traore-Dahlberg's short film Taxi Sister (Senegal and Sweden); and Eric Miyeni's documentary (South Africa).

1 comment:

  1. A GREAT MOVIE THAT WILL LINGER ON IN MY HEART FOR A LONG TIME. WATCHED IT IN THE UK AND MOST CONFESS THAT IT WAS WORTH SPENDING PLEASURE TIME ON.

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