Dry Season / Daratt

Dry Season / Daratt

Director : Mahamat-Saleh Haroun / 96 / Chad | France | Belgium | Austria / 96 French, Arabic / 2006

Chad, 2006. The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is sent to a city by his Grandfather to murder a man, Nassara who had killed Atim’s father prior to Atim’s birth. It does not take long before he found him. Nassara is now married and settled down as the owner of a small bakery. With the firm intention of killing him, Atim gets closer to Nassara under the guise of looking for work, and is hired as an apprentice baker. Over the weeks, a strange relationship evolves between the two.

Director and Screenplay Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Producer Abderrahmane Sissako
DoP Abraham Haile Biru
Editor Marie- Helene Dozo
Music Wasis Diop
Cast Ali Bacha Barkaï Youssouf Djaoro, Aziza Hisseine

Awards / Festivals
Amiens IFF – Special Mention
Motovun Film Festival – Amnesty International Award Venice
Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
Toronto IFF, London IFF