Chad director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun has premiered his latest movie att the Cannes Film Festival.
“Lingui, The Sacred Bonds” is set in N'djamena – the capital of Chad – and follows Amina and her daughter Maria who on the outskirts of society because Amina is a single mother.
Actors Achouackh Abakar Souleymane and Rihane Khalil Alio portray the mother and daughter. They joined their director on the red stairs of the Palais building ahead of the gala screening, Thursday (8 JULY 2021).
In 2010, Haroun won the jury prize for his film, “A Screaming Man” which looked at a troubled relationship between a father and his son.
In “Lingui, The Sacred Bonds,” which is one of 24 films competing for the Palme d'Or in Cannes, Haroun redresses the balance by concentrating on the female experience in Chad, and by paying tribute to their resolve and relationships.