A Season in France screens at Darb 1718

Ahram Online , Friday 24 May 2019

The French drama follows an asylum-seeker from the Central African Republic as he makes a new life in France


The French film A Season in France will screen at Darb 1718's Cinema El-Forn on 26 May.

The 2017 film, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, follows a high school teacher from the Central African Republic, who fled his war-torn country with his two children to France.

He works at a food market there while applying for asylum.

A French woman falls in love with him and offers him and his family a roof. When his application is rejected, they face a difficult decision.

The film screened at the Cairo International Film festival in 2017 where it was nominated for best film award, and at the Istanbul International Film Festival, where it was nominated in the Human Rights Competition.

It won the Signis Commendation Award at Washington DC Filmfest.

Sunday 26 May, 9:30pm
Darb1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

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