To negotiate a declining economy, a pool attendant at a luxury hotel is demoted to make space for his son by its Chinese manager Mrs. Chang. To regain his position at the pool, the father tries to send his son to the civil war that has engulfed the country, much against the son’s wish. A simple, minimalist tale, A SCREAMING MAN (Un Homme Qui Crie, 2010, Chad) by Mahatam-Saleh Haroun deftly handles the complex relationship between father and son and ties up a lot of other issues in a war-ravaged country. Quite an impressive piece of cinema, this one.
Streaming on MUBI.
Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker & faculty