Abouna (2002)

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Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun


A father walks out on his wife and two sons; the boys adapt poorly to their new life, play truant and are sent to a strict Koranic school out in the bush.

The Review

Evocative, gently paced film which combines painful incident with surreal touches and moments of humour.