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Ouagadougou - A Moroccan film about a girl raped by her father who believes she is possessed, has scooped the top honours at Africa's biggest film festival.
Pegase by Mohamed Mouftakir from Morocco, late on Saturday won the Golden Stallion of Yennenga, the grand prize of the Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso's desert capital Ouagadougou.
Set in the countryside of the north African nation of Morocco Pegase, the debut film of young filmmaker Mouftakir is a drama of rape of Rihanna, 20, perpetrated by her father in the belief she is "pregnant" with a demon.
"The prize is a pride, it's recognition. It's encouraging," said Mouftakir.
The runner-up Silver Stallion, went to Un homme qui crie (A Screaming Man) by Chad director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.
The film received the jury's prize, a mark of special recognition, at last year's Cannes prestigious Palme d'Or, the first time in 13 years an African feature competed for the top award in Cannes.
Romantic comedy Le mec ideal (The ideal guy) by Ivory Coast's Owell Brown took the Bronze Stallion.
The jury prize for special recognition went to Notre etrangere (The Place in Between), the poignant story of a mixed race woman who returns to Burkina Faso from France to find her mother. It was directed by Sarah Bouyain.
In all 18 films were competing for the feature film awards.
Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore handed out the awards at the closing ceremony of the 22nd FESPACO before some 22 000 dignitaries at Ouagadougou's main stadium.
The best actor award was given to Sylvestre Amoussou of Benin, who is also director of Un pas en avant, les dessous de la corruption, a film that takes a look at the misappropriation of international aid.
Samia Meziane in Voyage a Alger (Journey to Algiers) was named the best actress in the movie by Algerian Abdelkrim Bahloul.
Les amours d'un zombie (The Loves of a Zombie) by Arnold Antonin from earthquake-scarred Haiti was awarded the African Diaspora prize.
While some critics and filmmakers were disappointed by the FESPACO's standards, Compaore hailed the festival as "a victory for Africa" with "quality production that can integrate markets".
A record number of films, 475 instead of 300 expected, applied for entry into the biennial festival, testimony that African cinema is vibrant, organisers said.
But the African film industry, which represents only 3% of the world market, is under threat from piracy - a "culture Aids" - and the disappearance of cinema, they said.
FESCAPO remains a popular festival attracting thousands of filmmakers, celebrity actors and filmlovers since its inception in 1969.
This edition took place against the backdrop of the Arab world uprisings, and yet still attracted entries from Algeria, Egypt and Morocco - all touched by upheavals.
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