Harpur Cinema: ‘A Screaming Man’

Harpur Cinema presents A Screaming Man at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, March 23 and 25, in LH-6. (Chad-France-Belgium, 2010), 92 min.  Representing the under-recognized African cinema, this film by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun stages the tragic violence of colonialism and civil war in the context of the jealous competition between a quiet man and his beloved son. New York Times film critic Manhola Dargis finds the filmmaker’s admiration for the Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu “evident in the stillness inside the frame and in how meaning emerges in daily conversations and the silences between words.” The oblique approach to the tragedy of conflict, both personal and political, is no less powerful. Nominated Palme d’or; won Jury Prize Best Film, Cannes, 2010. Admission is $4.

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