MUBI Presents the Films of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

TALES FROM THE FATHERLAND: FILMS BY MAHAMET-SALEH HAROUN

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE STREAMING PREMIERE OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED

LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS
 
STREAMING ON MUBI STARTING MARCH 8

An official selection at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, this month Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s critically acclaimed Lingui, The Sacred Bonds makes its streaming premiere exclusively on MUBI. A stunning vision of female solidarity, the film follows determined single mother Amina, living on the outskirts of the capital of Chad, as she works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year old daughter Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law. In the process, mother and daughter forge a connection stronger than any they’ve ever known. 

To celebrate, MUBI is proud to present a series showcasing Haroun’s most iconic works. In Abouna, brotherhood turns allegorical as Haroun deftly balances the personal with the political, while his Cannes Jury Prize-winner, A Screaming Man, takes inspiration from F. W. Murnau’s classic The Last Laugh, is a powerful portrait of how social insecurity, poverty and an ever-widening civil war tear a family apart, and in Grisgris, Haroun centers on a young man pulled into the dangerous world of petrol smuggling. Taken together, these films reveal Haroun as one of the preeminent contemporary filmmakers working today. 

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds – March 8
Abouna – March 15 
A Screaming Man – March 21 
Grigris – March 28 
 
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Bye Bye Africa

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