News 15 JAN 2019

The Mercy of the Jungle in Competition at FESPACO

Two Belgian french-speaking films will compete for the Best feature film during the 26th edition of FESPACO.

The Mercy of the jungle, directed by Rwandese Joel Karekezi and produced by Neon Rouge Production, tells us about Sergeant Xavier, a Rwandese hero of war, and the young and unexperimented private Faustin. In the middle of the Kivu jungle in Congo, they are in enemy territory where they wage a blurry war. When the two men lose their battalion, they are left alone without resources, lost in the inextricable Congolese jungle, known to be the widest, thickest and most dangerous in the continent.

In competition with The Mercy of the Jungle, Fatwa by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud. The story of this tunisian film, co-produced by Les Films du Fleuve, tells us about Brahim Nadhour, a father who returns to Tunisia to bury his son who died from an apparent suicide.

These films have been supported by the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Created in 1969 in Ouagadougou at the initiative of a group of film lovers, the Panafrican Film and Television Festival is one of the largest African film festivals. Organized every two years in Ouagadougou, its 26th edition will take place from February 23 to March 2nd and will mark 50 years of existence.