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A Season in France (Une saison en France)
BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 22 July
DIRECTOR Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
CAST Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Bibi Tanga, Aalayna Lys
A humane and moving film about two refugee brothers as they try to make a new life in France.
Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun portrays the pride and pain of the refugee experience with compassion and a sharp edge. His film tells the story of two brothers who have escaped from civil war in Central African Republic; they both held academic teaching positions at home but in France have to make do with cash-in-hand jobs. To complicate things, one of them has now fallen in love with a French woman, played with shrewd insight by Sandrine Bonnaire. A humane and moving film.
(2017 France 101 mins Subtitled)
The habitual calm and gentleness of Mahamat Saleh Haroun’s film-making here has a sharp edge and an overtly political point – as well as a flourish of violent destruction and despair that blindsided me. This Chadian director, who lives in France, brings the African experience to Europe in a deeply felt, compassionate film about refugees who find that one of their bitterest abasements is the loss of dignity and status. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references and brief violence
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