Abouna

2002, Movie, NR, 81 mins

Chadian director Mahamet Saleh Haroun's follow-up to his acclaimed 1999 feature BYE BYE AFRICA is a gracefully told and ultimately heartbreaking tale of two brothers who are first abandoned by their father, then exiled from their home by a mother too overwhelmed to raise them. The man we see stealing away across the sands as the movie opens is leaving behind a wife, Achta (Zara Horoun), and two young sons, 15-year-old Tahir (Ahidjo Mahamet Moussa) and his asthmatic baby brother, Amine (Hamza Moctar Aguid). The boys sense something is wrong when their father fails to show up to referee their soccer game; mom knows exactly what's happened, and matter-of-factly tells th...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 81 mins

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