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FRANCE, Sudan, Germany, Chad | 93 minutes | 2019

Four Sudanese directors, friends for over 45 years, decide to take up an unlikely challenge: bringing movies back to a country where all theatres have been shuttered. Talking about Trees reveals the many obstacles these hard-core film buffs face in a country kept down by an Islamist dictatorship. Suhaib Gasmelbari’s first film, a moving epic leavened by humour about a heroic struggle against an increasingly stringent bureaucracy, reminds us of the importance of showing films on the big screen, but also of the necessity of passing down cultural heritage to future generations.

"With unfailing artistry, Suhaib Gasmelbari brings much-deserved attention to four Sudanese filmmakers whose unquenchable passion for cinema withstands political repression." Variety

Best Documentary Award and Panorama Audience Award - Berlin Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize & Special Jury Prize - Istanbul Film Festival

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #62
21:15
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #134
15:20
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #267
21:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Suhaib Gasmelbari

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distribution and credits

  • Music Mallet Jean
  • Editing Quettier Nelly
  • Sound designer Kamal Al Sadiq
  • Screenplay Suhaib Gasmelbari
  • Producer Marie Balducchi
  • Cast Suleiman Ibrahim, Ibrahim Shaddad

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