Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

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    Feature Film | 2019-2021 | Drama | Belgium, Chad, France, Germany

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    Brief synopsis

    As a single mother, Amina was cast out by her family and by society. When her 15-year old daughter is raped and then gets pregnant, she is facing an even more difficult fate than Amina experienced herself. After all, there is no justice to be expected and abortion is highly sanctioned in Islamic Chad. The two women have no choice but to help themselves.
    (https://www.madeingermany-film.de/In-preproduction.53.0.html)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Achouackh Abakar SouleymaneAmina [L]
    Rihane Khalil AlioMaria [L]
    Youssouf DjaoroBrahim [SR]
    Briya GomdigueFanta [SR]
    Hadjé Fatimé NgouaMidwife [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyMathieu Giombini
    DirectorMahamat-Saleh Haroun
    EditorMarie-Hélène Dozo
    ComposerWasis Diop
    ProducerFlorence Stern
    Pili Films
    Pili Films
    Co-producerDiana Elbaum
    Beluga Tree
    Beluga Tree
    Co-producerMelanie Andernach
    Made in Germany
    Made in Germany
    Assistant production managerKirsten Wehr
    PA internMorris Kappes
    Dec. 20 - Feb. 21
    Dec. 20 - Feb. 21
    ScreenwriterMahamat-Saleh Haroun
    Production sound mixerThomas Bouric
    Sound designerCorinna Fleig

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Ad Vitam [fr]
    France (theatrical)
    France (theatrical)
    Déjà-vu Film UG [de]
    Germany (theatrical)
    Germany (theatrical)
    Films Boutique [de]
    International Sales
    International Sales

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Film Processing/Transferswefadetogrey GmbH

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Melanie Andernach2021Filmfest Hamburg [de]International cinema co-productionWinner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2021GermanySchlingel Int. Film Festival
    2021CanadaTIFF - Toronto International Film FestivalSpecial Presentations
    2021GermanyFilm Festival CologneBest of Cinema Fiction
    2021GermanyFilmfest HamburgKaleidoscope
    2021FranceFestival de CannesOfficial Selection - Competition

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseBelgiumWednesday, 12/01/2022
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 08/12/2021
    PremiereThursday, 08/07/2021Festival de Cannes [fr]