• Expectations
© Pili Films
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Short
Running time : 28 (in minutes)

Having left his village in Chad some time ago, claiming he was making a journey across the desert, Moussa returns home. It soon becomes apparent that he never reached his destination. But he is, nevertheless, transformed by his experiences, and is now mysteriously apathetic and uninterested in his surroundings. But the creditors, who loaned him the money for the journey, are growing impatient…

Contains: Adult References or Themes (15+)

Country: South Korea/France/Chad

2008 / French and Chadian Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / DigiBeta / 27 mins

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Producer: Isabelle Park
Scriptwriter: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cinematographer: Mathieu Giombini
Composer: Doro Dimanta
Editor: Jean-François Elie
Main Cast: Djaoro Youssouf, Haoua Tantine Abakar, Mata Gabin, Assane Kheïro

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun was born in Abéché, Chad, and studied film in Paris and then journalism in Bordeaux. His three features are Bye-bye Africa (99), Abouna (02) and Daratt (06), which won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival. Expectations (08) is his latest short film.

2008 | DIFF - Dubai Film Festival
* Muhr AsiaAfrica Short
* Middle East Premiere


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