Burning Hope
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Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Drama
Release Year:2016
Runtime:85 min
Awards:Best Narrative Feature, New York Indie Film Festival, 2016
Vues d'Afrique Festival, Canada, 2016
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon, 2016
Country:Tunisia
Language:French
Arabic
w/ English subtitles
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC9iZrp4npM
Cast/Crew
Director:Lofti Achour
Description

CONTENT WARNING: VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

Burning Hope is the story of an unlikely friendship between Zeineb (Anissa Daoud), Elyssa (Doria Achour), and Houssine (Achref Ben Youssef), two young women and a teenage boy whose paths cross on the night President Ben Ali flees Tunisia, January 14, 2011. After a violent and tragic encounter with a police officer, they each try to move on with their lives. Situated somewhere between hope and despair, the film’s strengths lie with its characters, whose stories depict frustration and courage against the backdrop of a changing social and political landscape in Tunisia.

Director Biography

Lotfi Achour is a cinema and theater director. He is the author of more than twenty five theatrical productions, which have been performed in Paris, London, and Tunis. He has also directed dozens of short films that have screened at the Cannes Film Festival and competed for the Academy Awards. Burning Hope (Demain dès L’aube) is Achour’s first feature film.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the twefth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.