Un Homme qui Crie (A Screaming Man) 2010 Ages 18+
7.45PM Fri 20 Sep 2019 (1hr 32mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
A Screaming Man will screen from an imported 35mm print.
‘A father’s world collapses when he loses his job as a pool attendant to his son, while his central African country is torn apart by civil war. Winner Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2010. The film follows Adam, a former swimming champion who takes great pride in his work as a pool attendant at a luxury hotel. He is devastated to learn that he has been replaced by his only son, but when local authorities begin to pressure him to enlist his son into the army to fight an insurgency, Adam is placed in a difficult and complex situation.’ New Zealand Film Festival
‘Begin with the local and the personal, he seems to suggest, and one may reach the universal. Haroun’s direction itself—his canny sense of point of view, of what to suggest and not to show—is the art of looking thoughtfully, sensitively, and analytically at the world at hand; its politics are all the more powerful for their immediacy.’ The New Yorker
35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 92 MINUTES, FRANCE, BELGIUM, CHAD, FRENCH, ARABIC (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN / PRODUCER: FLORENCE STERN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: LAURENT BRUNET / EDITOR: MARIE-HÉLÈNE DOZO / MUSIC: WASIS DIOP / CAST: YOUSSOUF DJAORO, DIOUC KOMA, EMILE ABOSSOLO M’BO, HADJE FATIME N’GOUA, MARIUS YELOLO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL