Read about this film in Cyn Collins’s Daily Planet review, “21 films in 11 days.”
Director: MAHAMET-SALEH HAROUN
Chad, central Africa, 2006. The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Sixteen year-old Atim is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father.
Atim leaves his village for the capital, seeking a man he does not know, now married and settled down. Instead of the cycle of violence escalating, the baker offers him a job and teaches him the secret of baking bread. In a story graced with humor and surprising twists, the would-be young assassin faces wrenching moral choices in this Venice Film Fest jury prizewinner from one of Africa’s leading film lights.
Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Bye-Bye Africa, Abouna), 48, will be here in person. Film produced by Abderrahmane Sissako (director of last year’s MSPIFF opener Bamako).
(In Chadian Arabic w/ Eng. subtitles)
FRANCE/BELGIUM/CHAD • 2006 • 96 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: MAHAMET-SALEH HAROUN