As part of BAMcinématek’s series Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot, attend the New York premiere of this 2017 French drama starring Sandrine Bonnaire and Eriq Ebouaney.
Haroun’s latest is an urgent, deeply moving migrant’s tale drawn from the director’s own experiences. Abbas (Ebouaney) is a refugee from the war-torn Central African Republic living a transitory life as a fruit vendor in Paris as he awaits final word on his residency status. A relationship with a French woman (Bonnaire) offers the promise of a new life — but for Abbas, each day comes with fresh uncertainties. With supreme empathy, Haroun offers a heartrending look at a life in limbo.