Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Tokara wants to marry his cousin, the beautiful Nafi, bringing their fathers into conflict with one another. The youngest brother is a high-ranking clergyman, the other a candidate for Mayor of the small town in the northeast of Senegal where the film takes place. Initially, their fraternal struggle seems to be all about the happiness of their children, but gradually it transpires that the children are pawns in a bitter dispute about tradition, progress and the true nature of Islam. Can their family ties help them overcome these ideological differences?

Film Festivals

Awards - Locarno IFF (Golden Leopard - Filmmakers of the Present, Best First Feature)

Nominations - Marrakech IFF (Golden Star), Black Movie FF (Young Adults Jury Award)