A Season in France

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The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film received support from Canal+, Ciné+, TV5 Monde, and Région Ile-de-France.
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2017/ France97 min/ Drama
Original Title
Une Saison En France
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
DOP: Mathieu Giombini
Editor: Jean-François Elie
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Production Company(ies)
Pili Films
Arte France Cinéma
Arte France
TV5 Monde
Région Ile-de-France
Florence Stern
film festivals
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Filmfest DC, Washington DC International Film Festival, USA
Afrika Filmfestival (AFF), Belgium
film awards
SIGNIS Award at the Filmfest DC, Washington DC International Film Festival, USA
“Chadian director Mahamat Saleh Haroun portrays the pride and pain of the refugee experience with compassion and a sharp edge” Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian