Grigris

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Film Movement
2013
101 Minutes
France, Chad
French, Arabic
African Diaspora, Thriller, Romance, Drama
Not Rated
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Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he’s forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax.

DVD Features

Bonus short: Feral, directed by Daniel Sousa (Academy Award-nomination for Best Animated Short)

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Engrossing...pure poetry in motion!"
    Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Metro
  • Highest Rating
    "A constant to-and-fro of aspiration and adversity..."
    Shaun Munro, Film School Rejects
  • Highest Rating
    "An engaging tale of quiet desperation..."
    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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Awards & Recognition

Winner
Vulcan Award for Technical Achievement
Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Chicago Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Philadelphia Film Festival
Official Selection
BFI London Film Festival
Official Selection
Mill Valley Film Festival
Submitted by Country
Best Foreign Film
Academy Awards®
Winner
Best Int'l Film
Bronzelens Atlanta Film Festival
Official Selection
Atlantic Film Festival
Official Selection
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Official Selection
Denver Film Festival
Official Selection
Bronzelens Atlanta Film Festival

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