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Burning Hope

Director: Lotfi Achour
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The story of an unlikely friendship and the portrait of a fragile country haunted by so many ghosts.
The film received the SANAD Abu Dhabi Film Fund in 2015.
The film had its world premiere at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC).
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2016/ Tunisia - France - UAE85 min/ Drama
Original Title
Demain dès l’Aube
SYNOPSIS
Zeineb, Elyssa and Houssine, a trio unlikely to ever meet, see their fates cross paths on the night of January 14, the historic date when Ben Ali fled and the Tunisian revolution transformed the face of the nation. The individual lives of these three characters represent the frustrations, challenges, hopes and dreams of the entire country, with their tragic encounter proving to be one that will bind them together for life.
CAST
Doria Achour
Anissa Daoud
Achref Ben Youssef
CREW
Screenwriter: Lotfi Achour
Anissa Daoud
Natacha de Poutcharra
DOP: Frédéric de Pontcharra
Editor: Jean-Marie Lengellé
Louis Chabaud
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Production Company(ies)
APA: Artistes Producteurs Associés
Tanit Films
Orange Studio
Producer(s)
Anissa Daoud
Nadim Cheikhrouha
Lotfi Achour
film festivals
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
Festival Cinémas d'Afrique, Switzerland
Mawassem du Cinéma Arabe, France
Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan, Morocco
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
Festival Maghrébin du Film OUJDA, Morocco
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Festival International du Film pour l'enfance et la Jeunesse de Sousse, Tunisia
New York City Independent Film Festival, USA
film awards
Best Actress Award at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Best Director and Best Actress at the Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Best First Film at the Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Best Actor at the Festival International du Film pour l'enfance et la Jeunesse de Sousse, Tunisia
Best Narrative Feature at the New York City Independent Film Festival, USA
Quotes
“Burning Hope is not a film about revenge and feelings of vices and regrets, on the contrary- following Poni Hoax rhythm- it’s about solidarity and how the next generation and our children will enlighten our world.” Olivier Barlet - Africultures (French)

“Burning Hope has filled viewers with hope on its journey of searching for the truth...” Wesam al Mokhtar - Al Chourouk (Arabic)