The world's poorest continent took its share of red-carpet glory Sunday with a Cannes film festival jury prize scooped by a director from Chad who wants to "bring Africa back within humanity."The jury prize, a mark of special recognition amid the top Cannes awards, went to Mahamat-Saleh Haroun for "A Screaming Man"."The films I make are simply to bring Africa back within the fold of humanity. Africa has a place and a voice but is often pushed aside," Haroun said in Cannes.The film was the...Read Full Story
The world's poorest continent won a share of red-carpet glory Sunday when Chad director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's "A Screaming Man" scooped the jury prize.Haroun's movie was the first from sub-Saharan Africa in 13 years to be selected to compete for the festival's top awards."I come from a country where little exists," the 49-year-old director said on picking up the prize. "In this desert-like context I learnt one thing: you have to make films the way you'd prepare dishes for the people you love...Read Full Story
Synopsis: Shot in Chad, portraying the psychological fall-out of an endless civil war, “A Screaming Man” is titled ironically, from a director who credits Ozu as his strongest influence. Adam is a former swimming medalist, now a middle-aged hotel employee and head “pool man,” who maintains this calm oasis as much for his own benefit as for the hotel’s Western guests. The tensions between the father and his adult son are exacerbated when Adam loses his job to the younger man and the fragile...Read Full Story
Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's "A Screaming Man" took the jury prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday.The movie was the first made south of the Sahara to be selected in 13 years to compete for the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes.Shot with the desert country's on-off civil war raging in the background, the drama shows a swimming champion turned hotel pool attendant humiliated when the new cost-cutting Chinese owners force him to hand his job to his son."I come from a country where...Read Full Story
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A Screaming Man review DVD by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is captivating. If you are looking for a wonderfully composed film, that will have you absorbed to the very end, then you will find A Screaming Man to be 92 minutes of pure breathtaking drama.
A former champion swimmer named Adam played by Youssouf Djaoro works as an attendant to the pool area at the N’Djamena hotel.
This movie takes a nasty turn of events when N’Djamena hotel comes under new management by...Read Full Story
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