25 November 2012

Tunisia: Senegalese Movie 'La Pirogue' Wins Golden Tanit At 2012 Carthage Film Festival

Tunis — Senegalese movie "La Pirogue" (the Pirogue) directed by Moussa Touré earned the Golden Tanit at the 2012 Carthage Film Festival, the jury announced Saturday evening at the closing ceremony of the festival.

The Silver Tanit was awarded to "Mort a Vendre" (death for sale) directed by Moroccan Faouzi Ben Said while the Bronze Tanit went to feature film "Sortir du jour" (Going Forth by Day) directed by Egyptian Hela Lotfi.

Special Jury Prize: "Aujourd'hui-Tey" directed by Alain Gomis (Senegal).

Best Screenplay: "The Professor" directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud (Tunisia).

Best Actress: Ciaomara Morais for her performance in the movie "All is Well" directed by Pocas Pascoal (Angola).

Best Actor: Ali Souleiman for his performance in the movie "Tomorrow Friday" directed by Yahia al Abdallah (Jordan).

Audience Award: "La pirogue" directed by Moussa Touré (Senegal).

For short films, the Golden Tanit was awarded to Morocco's "Courte Vie" (Short Life) directed by Adil al Fadhili.

The Silver Tanit went to "Jostling of April 9, 1938" directed by Tunisian Tarak Khalladi and Saswan Saya and the Bronze Tanit was awarded to "Layza" directed by Marie Clementine Jambo from Rwanda.

For documentaries, the Golden Tanit was awarded to Senegal's "Président Dia" (President Dia) directed by Osmane William Nbye.

The Silver Tanit was giving to Namir Abdelmasseeh's "la vierge, les coptes et moi" (The virgin, the Copts and Me), Egypte.

The Bronze Tanit went to Lebanon's "Tout ça et plus" (It's All in Lebanon) directed by Wissem Charaf.

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