Posted by: Noni | September 22, 2010

AFRICA TODAY – Film series @ VIFF

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is featuring a new series.

 

AFRICA TODAY is a colorful celebration of films from Africa and…

A Screaming Man is on my “must see” list.

Directed and Written by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.  With: Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Emil Abossolo M’Bo, Hadje Fatime Ngoua, Marius Yelolo, Djeneba Kone, Heling Li.

A father’s betrayal of his son amid the encroaching chaos of Chad’s endless civil war is treated with a deeply somber approach in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s “A Screaming Man.” Haroun’s tender but unsentimental regard for his characters allows his storytelling a natural gravitas thoroughly suited to the simultaneously unfolding private and national tragedies. Directed with great confidence and control, and filled with stretches of quiet contemplation, this is pure-grade art cinema for high-end distribs, preceded by a tour of fests hungry for accomplished African films.

By ROBERT KOEHLER
Variety.com

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