BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire

Grigris

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Grigris
Frankrike / Tsjad / 2013 / 1 t. 41 min.
LANGUAGE:
Fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Souleymane Deme, Anais Monory, Cyril Guei, Marius Yelolo
DIRECTOR:
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
WRITER:
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Antoine Héberlé
PRODUCER:
Florence Stern
Dancing on his own

Because of a paralyzed leg, Souleymane is an outcast in the Chadian town where he lives. At night, however, he receives donations from overwhelmed onlookers because of his flamboyant dance routines in the local night clubs. When his stephfather falls seriously ill, Souleymane has to find a better source of income, and involves himself with a frightening petroleum smuggling gang. From the director of the acclaimed A SCREAMING MAN, GRIGRIS is a gentle story about overcoming one's limitations.

 

Shown in 2013

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN is a Chadian director who has been living in France since 1982. He won the Grand Special Jury Prize in Venezia for his second film ABOUNA (2002), and he won the Jury Prize in Cannes for his acclaimed fourth film, A SCREAMING MAN. GRIGRIS is his fifth feature.