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A Season in France
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
2017/ France97 min/ Drama
Abbas, a high school teacher in the Central African Republic, has fled his war-torn country with his two children. They now live in France, where Abbas works at a food market, while applying for political asylum. A French woman, Carole, falls in love with him and offers a roof for him and his family. When Abbas’ application is rejected, they face a crucial decision.
Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys
Screenwriter: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Editor: Jean-François Elie
DOP: Mathieu Giombini
Production Company(ies)
Pili Films, Arte France Cinéma, Arte France, Canal+, Ciné+, TV5 Monde, Région Ile-de-France
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
“Chadian director Mahamat Saleh Haroun portrays the pride and pain of the refugee experience with compassion and a sharp edge”
The Guardian- Peter Bradshaw