Sun 10 Jul

Waiting for Happiness

Cert. U

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

SAFAR Film Festival


95 mins

in French, Hassanya, and Mandarin with EN subtitles

FRA/MRT | 2002 | dir. Abderrahmane Sissako, with Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahmo | Presented on 35mm print

Presented at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Mauritanian-Malian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako’s visually arresting film Waiting for Happiness won the FIPRESCI Prize. Melancholic young student Abdallah returns to his picturesque seaside village in Mauritania. Barely able to remember his own Hassaniya dialect, and despite his mother’s efforts, he cannot help but feel like an outsider. Nevertheless, as he prepares to depart for Europe, he gets a glimpse of the fascinating characters of the village and the timeless poetry of their lives…

The film will be screened from a 35mm print.

Sun 10 July 7.30pm


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