Critic Reviews for Abouna
While it doesn't tell a story that satisfies most Western eyes, in some ways that's part of the strength of Abouna.
Suffers from largely rudderless direction, relying for any sense of profundity on the breathtaking beauty of Abraham Haile Biru's cinematography.
Lyrical and stoic.
Mahamat-Selah Haroun's second feature film reveals both the beauties and the harsh realities of modern African life.
Gorgeously photographed, thematically complex and nothing if not ambitious, but strangely lacking in emotional punch.
Audience Reviews for Abouna
(*** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An immensely likeable and well-made film about two brothers growing up in Africa. The two leads are well-cast and I found the direction to be brilliant.
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