FFF: Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast: Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro, Briya Gomdigue, Hadj Fatimé Ngoua
87mins   2021   France | Chad   15   French    Subtitled    F-Rated

Part of the French Film Festival

Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's gorgeous, affecting drama centres on a single mother and her pregnant teen daughter as they seek an abortion in a country where it is technically legal but impossible to access.

The filmmaker plumbs the depths of the bonds among women, gradually revealing how far they will go to protect themselves and one another.


Mon 6 December