Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree)

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In a rural Senegalese village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage.

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Critic Reviews for Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree)

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  • Tall as the Baobab Tree tells a fascinating and frustrating story that leaves you wondering what will happen next.

    May 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Chris Collins' serene lensing highlights the family's closeness and its connection to the environment, while Jay Wadley's African harp score adds to the pic's authenticity.

    May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Variety
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  • Tall as the Baobab Tree considers every point of view in its drama, and avoids being preachy, letting the truth of the scenario speak for itself.

    Oct 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An appealing film that tackles the alarming subject of forced child marriage, but unfortunately director Jeremy Teicher struggles with extracting natural performances from his cast of local villagers.

    Mar 27, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Simple, swift and a little sad, this debut is far from perfect, but shows real promise.

    Oct 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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