Though they speak quietly, the films of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun register with devastating emotional force. The acclaimed auteur has lived in France since 1982, but most of his films are set in his native Chad, a country whose turbulent history of civil war provides the backdrop to deeply empathetic human dramas like DARATT and the Cannes Jury Prize–winning A SCREAMING MAN. Stylistically restrained but loaded with complex moral and political themes, Haroun’s films confront questions of individual, familial, and national responsibility with unerring compassion and profound personal insight.
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun • 2013 • Chad
Starring Souleymane Démé, Anaïs Monory, Cyril Gueï
Despite a paralyzed leg, twenty-five-year-old Grigris (Souleymane Démé) has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, earning extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his...