PREVIEW: Lingui, The Sacred Bonds (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Achouackh Abakar Souleymane (GriGris), Rihane Khalil Alio (film debut), Youssouf Djaoro (Tartina City), Briya Gomdigue (film debut), Saleh Sambo (film debut), Hamid Khayar (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Dry Season), director, writer; Melanie Andernach (Die Abmachung), producer; Wasis Diop (The Price of Forgiveness), composer; Mathieu Giombini (A Season in France), cinematographer; Marie-Hélène Dozo (The Kid with a Bike), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In a small village within the Republic of Chad, Amina (Souleymane) is shocked to discover that her fifteen-year-old daughter Maria (Alio) has fallen pregnant, and wants to get an abortion in a country where it is condemned by both religion and law…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Chadian filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is behind a social drama with strong moral dilemmas that are not only universal, but important for anyone with certain issues on their mind.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND COMING SOON TO MUBI – GET YOUR FREE 7-DAY TRIAL TODAY WITH AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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