CANNES FESTIVAL: “Lingui: the sacred bonds,” directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

This film is competing for the Palme D'Or
Achouackh Abakar and Rihane Khalil Alio
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

CANNES, France - Overtly social issues-based cinema risk are boring unless you're a Ken Loach in which case it's not boring. Everyone knows, everyone is aware. As filmmaker you'll need to up the ante, a little. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, with his new film "Lingui," appears to have not done this. Amina lives with her fifteen year-old daughter Maria in a suburb of N’Djamena. Her world falls apart ... more >