Created by Award-winning Chadian Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
MAD Solutions Releases A Season in France in Intensive Screenings in Morocco
MAD Solutions released A season in France by Chadian award-winning director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun in intensive screenings in Morocco as a part of the partnership between the company and the Institut FranĂ§ais du Maroc. The screenings took place in Casablanca, Marrakesh, Rabat, TĂ©touan, and Meknes.
The film is scheduled to screen at CinĂ©mathĂ¨que de Tanger on Friday, May 4 at 07:00 pm Morocco Time (GMT +1).
A Season in France follows Abbas, a high school teacher in the Central African Republic, who has fled his war-torn country with his two children. They now live in France, where Abbas works at a food market, while applying for political asylum. A French woman, Carole, falls in love with him and offers a roof for him and his family. When Abbas' application is rejected, they face a crucial decision.
Produced by Pili Films, in collaboration with Arte France CinĂ©ma, A Season in France is distributed by MAD Solutions through the Arab world.
A Season in France landed its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) within the Special Presentations section. The film screened at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) as part of the festival's Official Competition, landing its Arab world premiere.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is a director from Chad based in France. Haroun made his first feature film, Bye Bye Africa, in 1999 which he followed by Abouna that won Best Cinematography Award at FESPACO. His third feature was, Daratt, which won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. His 2010 feature film A Screaming Man won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, making Haroun the first Chadian director to enter, as well as win, an award in the Main Cannes competition. In the following year, Haroun became a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and in 2014, he became one of the jury members for the CinĂ©fondation and Short Film sections of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.