The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
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ABOUNA (OUR FATHER)
A perfect film...truly magnificent!" -Film Threat
"A simple, beautifully told tale...a most sophisticated piece of filmmaking." -The Guardian
Critics Choice -Chicago Reader
"At once fanciful and poignant...the melancholy magic goes a long way." -The Onion
"One of the more remarkable young African filmmakers to emerge in years...a spellbinding study of boyhood ...lovely landscapes and fresh performances fuse for a genuinely poetic work." -Chicago Tribune
Two brothers are abandoned by their father, and embark on a quest of self-discovery in this breathtaking tale of African childhood. With music by the great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure.
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2003, France/Chad/The Netherlands, 35mm, 81 mins. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.