DIRECTOR: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
RUNTIME: 81 minutes, Chad/France, 2003, color, 35mm/video/dvd, Chad Arabic w/English subtitles
CAST: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun

Fifteen year old Tahir and eight year old Amine wake up one morning and
discover that their father is missing. The brothers decide to find him and wander through the town. Deeply disturbed by his sudden disappearance they begin to hang out, play hooky, and go to the movies. At the cinema, they think they see their father starring in one of the films onscreen. They steal the film reels and look for his face on the film, but the police arrest them. Weary of their antics, their mother sends them away to a Koranic school. At the school, they are very unhappy and plan their escape.

Official Selection:
Cannes Intl. Film Festival,
Toronto Intl. Film Festival,
Seattle Intl. FF,
Los Angeles Film Festival,
New Directors/New Films.

"Meticulously executed, poignant and gently funny"

"One of the year's best films...A future classic, no doubt about it."
-Trevor Johnston, TIME OUT