Keswick Film Festival

Friday 11th February 4:00 PM - Alhambra

A Screaming Man
(Un homme qui crie)

Director: Mahamet Saleh-Haroun Country: France/Chad
Cert: TBC Year: 2010 Length: 92 minsLanguage: French/Arabic
2011 Festival
A Screaming Man

Audience Reaction

Score: 67.86% Attendance: 41

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  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

55-year-old pool man Adam is known as the champ, a tribute to his former swimming glories. But he's getting old and times are changing. He gets demoted; his son gets his job; and then he makes a fateful deal with the leader of the resistance movement that has grave implications. War is background not foreground, but we understand its power through simple, elegant framing and a fine performance from Youssouf Djaoro in the lead role.

Critics

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...a confident, controlled work...A Screaming Man has a slow, cumulative power and is a moving comment on how war corrupts in the most unlikely and unnatural of ways.
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Dave Calhoun, Time Out



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