'The Blind Orchestra' takes top prize at Carthage film festival

Moroccan director Mohammed Mouftakir’s “L’Orchestre des Aveugles” (The Blind Orchestra) took the Tanit d’Or Saturday at the Carthage Film Festival, blighted earlier in the week by a suicide bombing in the Tunisian capital. The Tanit d’Argent was awarded to “The Endless River”, by South Africa’s Oliver Hermanus, while the Tanit de Bronze went to “A Peine J’ouvre les Yeux” (As I Open My Eyes) by Tunisia’s Leyla Bouzid. Meanwhile, Nabil Ayouch’s “Much Loved”, banned at home in Morocco, won the Jury Prize.

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