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A Season in France Rated 12A

A Season in France

Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. France, 2017. 1h 41m. French/subs. Starring Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys, Ibrahim Burama Darboe, Bibi Tanga, Léonie Simaga.

An empathetic and low-key drama focussing on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe. After a tragedy in his personal life, a teacher flees from the Central African Republic for France, where he falls in love with a local woman who works as a florist.

‘A deeply felt, compassionate film about refugees who find that one of their bitterest abasements is the loss of dignity and status.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘This sombre, compassionate film speaks with a simple eloquence about a humanity that we seem on the verge of losing.’ Tom Charity, Sight and Sound Magazine