Dry Season (2006)

Sobre o filme

Chad, 2006: the government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. He leaves his village for N’djamena, seeking a man he does not know. Atim quickly locates him: former war criminal Nassara is now married and settled down as the owner of a small bakery. With the firm intention of killing him, Atim gets closer to Nassara under the guise of looking for work, and is hired as an apprentice baker. Intrigued by Atim’s attitude toward him, Nassara takes him under his wing and teaches him the secrets of making bread. Over the weeks, a strange relationship evolves between the two. Despite his disgust, Atim seems to recognize in Nassara the father figure he has always needed, while Nassara sees the teenager as a potential son. One day, he suggests adoption. The film won the special jury award at the 2006 Venice International Film Festival, the best director award at the 2006 Gijón IFF and the FIPRESCI award at the 2007 Adelaide IFF.

Título original: Daratt

Ano: 2006

Duração: 95 minutos

País: France

Cor: color, 35mm

Direção: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Roteiro: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Fotografia: Abraham Haile Biru

Elenco: Ali Bacha Barkaï, Youssouf Djaoro,

Produtor: Abderrahmane Sissako,

Música: Wasis Diop