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Abouna PG rating

Two sons struggle to make sense of their father’s sudden disappearance in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's vivid drama.

Drama 2002 84 mins

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Overview

A man looks at the camera, turns and disappears over the sandy horizon. This touching portrait of childhood follows this mysterious figure’s two sons, Tahir (Moussa) and Amine (Aguid), as they struggle to make sense of their father’s sudden disappearance. Haroun adopts vivid, controlled colours and a restrained tone that recall Jim Jarmusch or Aki Kaurismäki, while always lending the film an empathy and wisdom of his own.