Our Father/Abouna

Our Father/Abouna

Director : Mahamat-Saleh Haroun /  France | Chad | Netherlands / 84  / French, Arabic / 2002

15 -year-old Tahir and 8-year-old Amine wake up one morning to learn that their father has left home. The brothers decide to find him and wander through the city. Deeply disturbed by this sudden disappearance, they begin to hang about, and go to the movies, where, one day, they think they recognize their father on the screen. They manage to steal the reels and look for his face on the film, but the police arrest them. Weary of their antics, their mother sends them far away to study in a Koranic school.

Director and Screenplay Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Producer Guillaume de Seille
DoP Abraham Haile Biru
Editor Sarah Taouss Matton
Music Diego Moustapha Ngarade
Cast Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun

Cannes Film Festival, Firebird Award, FIPRESCI