Volume. 12073

Cannes Jury Prize-winner “A Screaming Man” reviewed in Tehran
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A poster for “A Screaming Man”
A poster for “A Screaming Man”
TEHRAN – The Jury Prize winner of the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, “A Screaming Man”, was reviewed Thursday during a session at the Iranian House of Cinema (IHC) in Tehran.
The Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the Iranian screenwriter Farhad Tohidi, IHC Managing Director Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur and several other filmmakers attended the session after a screening of the film, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Friday.
“A Screaming Man” revolves around the current civil war in Chad, and tells the story of a man who sends his son to war in order to regain his position at an upscale hotel. Themes of fatherhood and the culture of war are explored in this movie.
Speaking at the session, Tohidi said that Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is a filmmaker from Chad who lives in France, and was invited to this program organized by IHC and the cultural office of the Embassy of France in Iran.
Haroun expressed his happiness to see such a large audience of interested people in the theater of the house and said that he is familiar with the cinema of Iran and has been impressed by some of the Iranian filmmakers including Abbas Kiarostami.  
Chad has faced war for 40 years and what you see in the film reflects part of the fact, he said.
He added that the story of the film is real, and is about a father who asks his son to join the army to support his position, but that leads to the son’s death.
Haroun next pointed to the prize the film received in Cannes and said that there was no theater in Chad before this movie, however a new theater was established after the film was made.
He added that the public sector has also offered him to establish a school of cinema in his country.

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