Lingui, The Sacred Bonds
Opens February 18, 2022
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined single mother Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane) works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year-old daughter Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio). Chad's Official Oscar Submission 2022 (Best International Feature).
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. Fighting to procure this simple yet inaccessible procedure, they must navigate a patriarchal network of doctors, relatives, and neighbors. In the process, mother and daughter forge a connection stronger than any they've ever known.
- Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
- Principal Cast: Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro
- Country: Chad, France, Germany, Belgium
- Year: 2021
- Running Time: 87 min.
- Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2022 (Best International Feature)
- Filmography: A Season in France (2017), A Screaming Man (2010), Dry Season (2006), Kalala (2006), Our Father (2002), Bye Bye Africa (1999)
- Language: French
- Has Subtitles: Yes
- US Distributor: MUBI
- International Sales: Films Boutique