Morocco's Fievres is surprise winner at African film festival

March 8, 2015 7:55 AM

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - "Fievres", a film by Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch, won the top prize at this year's FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso, beating competition that included the Oscar-nominated "Timbuktu".

"Fievres", the tale of a tumultuous relationship between a father and his lonely, violent son in a rough French neighbourhood, was a surprise winner because not many of those attending the festival had seen it.

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