Daratt (Dry Season) 2006 Ages 18+

1.00PM Sun 8 Sep 2019 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Dry Season will screen from an imported 35mm print.

A tale of revenge and reckoning told with the lightest and surest of touches, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s incredible Dry Season is set in the aftermath of a bloody and cruel war in which teenage Atim, is tasked with a mission to extract justice from his father’s murderer. A subtle unfolding of authentic exchange and a yearning for redemption permeates the film in which Atim finds Nassara - his father’s killer who is now a baker - and starts to work alongside him.

In this film, I would like to explore the most savage, primitive and telluric forces to be found in Mankind. Those dark forces that nestle in the depths of Man, and which power the machines of horror. Here and elsewhere. How can cohabitation be possible after so much hate and violence? Is there still room for forgiveness? What is the right reaction to impunity? Resignation or taking justice into one’s own hands? Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 96 MINUTES, CHAD, FRANCE, ARABIC, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN / PRODUCER: ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO, SÉBASTIEN DELLOYE, DIANA ELBAUM, SIMON FIELD, MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN / SCRIPT: MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ABRAHAM HAILE BIRU / EDITOR: MARIE-HÉLÈNE DOZO / MUSIC: WASIS DIOP / CAST: ALI BARKAI, YOUSSOUF DJAORO, AZIZA HISSEINE, KHAYAR OUMAR DEFALLAH / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL