A Season in France

A Season in France

A Season in France

Romance blossoms against the threat of deportation in this French drama, following a widowed asylum seeker who fled his war-torn home to give his kids a new life. 

"The loss of dignity suffered by refugees is stamped on the face of Abbas. A respected teacher before fleeing war-torn Central African Republic a year ago, Abbas now supports his two young children by selling vegetables at a Paris market. Though still haunted by visions of his late wife, he’s found a comforting yet confronting spark of romance with Carole, a kind-hearted florist. But the risk of deportation and an agonising wait for his application for political asylum leaves Abbas in legal, financial and emotional limbo.

"Filmed in a Paris that’s rarely looked so unromantic, Haroun’s (Grigris) film delivers powerful social and political messages about those who’ve been cruelly cut off from the mainstream of life." (Sydney Film Festival)

201797 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun ('Hissein Habré, a chadian tragedy', 'Grigris', 'A Screaming Man')
Writer:
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast:
Eriq EbouaneySandrine BonnaireAalayna LysIbrahim Burama DarboeBibi Tanga
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A deeply felt, compassionate film about refugees who find that one of their bitterest abasements is the loss of dignity and status.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

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This sombre, compassionate film speaks with a simple eloquence about a humanity that we seem on the verge of losing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A deeply felt, compassionate film about refugees who find that one of their bitterest abasements is the loss of dignity and status.

4.0
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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

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This sombre, compassionate film speaks with a simple eloquence about a humanity that we seem on the verge of losing.

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