Written by Luis Marquès, Christophe Lemoine
Produced by Axel Guyot, Sékou Traoré, Philippe Braunstein
Fiction / Drame / 102 min.
In an African country plagued by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is officially assigned to defending a rebel accused of war crimes.
Emma Tou : Maïmouna N'Diaye
Blackshouam : Fargass Assandé
Solo : Abidine Dioari
Roc : Issaka Sawouadogo
Le Bätonnier : Jacob Sou
Père Tou : Serge Henry
La soeur d'Emma : Fatou Traoré
Image : Pascal Baillargeau
Editing : Isabelle Proust
Production design : Papa Kouyaté
Sound : Antoine Faure, Siribié Lassina
Music : Thierry Malet
Assistant director : Patrick Meunier Santiago
Actress Maimouna N’Diaya – previously seen as the unforgettable Emma in EYE OF THE STORM (Sékou Traoré) - will be a jury member in the Cannes feature films competition.
The french theatrical release of Eye of the Storm is planned for November 22nd 2017
The feature of Sékou Traoré was planned at the opening of the FESPACO 2017 after winning 7 awards at the Burkina festival in 2015
Quatre nominations pour L'OEIL DU CYCLONE aux Trophées Francophones du Cinéma : Meilleur long-métrage de fiction, meilleur scénario (Luis Marquès), meilleure actrice (Maimouna N'Diaye) et meilleur second rôle masculin (Fargass Assandé). Bonne chance aux nominés, la compétition est rude : Sissoko, Cotillard, les Combattants, Lucas Belvaux, Adele Haenel... La liste complete des nominations : http://www.trophees-francophones.org/#!nominations/c1zg9
With its Best Feature Film Award at the Pan African Film Festival, Eye of the Cyclone continues its success ! The feature film by Sékou Traoré just received its 7th best film title while the actress Maimouna Ndiaye has won 5 best actress titles.
Yesterday night the FESPACO jury literaly covered Sékou Traoré's film with awards and distinctions : best actress for Maimouna Ndiaye and best actor for Fargass Assandé, best First Film for director Traoré and the Bronze Stallion Award. EYE OF THE STORM also won Best feature film (CEDEAO), best african film (UEMOA) and the Sembene Ousmane Award.
EYE OF THE STORM, directed by Sekou Traoré, will be part of the international competition at the FESPACO, which is due to take place in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from fev. 28th to march 7th, 2015.
EYE OF THE STORM has ended principal photography today. The film is a coproduction beween France (AVALON), Burkina Faso (ABYSSIA PRODUCTIONS) and Cameroun (VYNAVY)
EYE OF THE STORM starts principal photography today in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Sekou Traoré directs while Luis Marquès, author of both the script and the theater play it was adapted from, works as art director.