Une saison en France

An African high-school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a French woman who offers a roof for him and his family.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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The story of a father in France trying to build a new family with the woman he loves could be a simple one. But when the man is a migrant from the Central African Republic and his lover a white French citizen, simple domestic acts take on high-stakes risk.
Back in his home town of Bangui, Abbas was a respected scholar. He taught French, while his brother Etienne taught philosophy. Now, in Paris where they hope to gain asylum, Abbas works for a produce vendor, while Etienne works security. Abbas’ wife was murdered when the family fled the Central African Republic’s civil war, and Abbas often wakes from nightmares calling her name. He suppresses his trauma for the sake of his children, but the fear and anger inside him manifests itself in his relationship with Carole, a matter-of-fact woman trying to begin a new life with him.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France, 2017, 97 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys, Ibrahim Burama, Bibi Tanga.