Gito, l’ingrat (Burundi: 1993)

Director

Leonce Ngabo

Cast list

Marie Bunel

Aoua Sangare

Eric Depreter

Joseph Kumbela

Credits

Distributed by :  Marfilmes

Music by :Pierre-Alain Hofmann

Edited by:Dominique Roy

Synopsis

Gito is an intelligent young man from Burundi. Gito was living in Paris then , he decided to go back to his country  with with numerous academic degrees and ministerial ambitions,and promises his French girlfriend that he will call her when he becomes a minister, something that he is convinced that will happen. Gradually his ambitions are crushed by the daily realities of his country. Gito is tested further by the alliance between his French girlfriend and his old sweetheart who join forces to teach Gito an unforgettable lesson. Nevertheless, he will make the best of a bad deal, with the help of the two women of his life.

Accolades:

  • Oumarou Ganda Prize and Best Actor at FESPACO – Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (1993)
  • Air Afrique Prize at African Film Festival, Italy (1993)
  • Best film – Jury’s prize at Lisboa Film Festival, Portugal (1993)
  • Hani Jahvaria and Press Prizes at Carthage Film Festival, Tunis (1992)
  • Prix de la Ville d’Amiens do Amiens International Film Festival, France (1992)
  • Émile Cantillon Prize at Festival International du Film Francophone, Belgium (1992)