Talking About Trees

Talking About Trees
  • 2019
  • France / Sudan / Chad / Germany / Qatar
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Suhaib Gasmelbari
  • Language: Arabic

A film about Sudanese filmmakers working around the near-impossibility of making actual films in present-day Sudan. Observational rather than featuring talking heads, languidly paced but never uninteresting, it’s a portrait of the brotherhood between four men and their enduring sense of humour and belief that what they do matters.

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Talking About Trees

27 Jan 20204 stars

Gentle, observational documentary about a group of filmmakers bringing cinemagoing back to Sudan

In Jafar Panahi's 2011 documentary This Is Not a Film, he and co-director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb joke about producing a 'behind-the-scenes of Iranian filmmakers not making films.' It's all Panahi can do to work around the strict confines of his government's…

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