Amina lives on the outskirts of N’Djamena with her 15-year-old daughter Maria and upcycles old truck tyres into fire bowls to make a living. When Maria gets pregnant and decides to have an abortion, Amina is faced with the harsh reality of strict laws and religious condemnation. She does everything in her power to help her daughter escape the cycle of sexualised violence she has been a victim of herself and, ultimately, to take revenge and challenge the structural mechanisms of patriarchal domination. LINGUI is a powerful plea for action and resilience in the face of the most adverse circumstances. Mother and daughter experience social cohesion and kinship through Lingui, the sacred bond of solidarity formed by generations of women in a society shaped by men. (dp)
Due to a storm warning, the screening of LINGUI in July at Kaleidoskop – Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz 2022 leider nicht stattfinden. unfortunately could not take place. All the more we are happy to celebrate the Vienna premiere of the film now as a winter matinee at Filmcasino (Margaretenstr. 78, 1050 Wien).
Reserve your seat: filmcasino.at/film/lingui/
• Barrier-free access
• Induction loop for CI and hearing aid users
• Introduction with Austrian Sign Language interpretation
• Film: Arabic/French with English and German subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
A heartfelt thank you to Bezirksvorstehung & Kulturkommission Margareten and the team of Filmcasino for their support!
Director & Screenplay: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Editing: Marie-Helene Dozo
Cinematography: Mathieu Giombini
Music: Wasis Diop
Sound: Thomas Bouric
Production: Florence Stern, Pili Films & Goi-Goi Productions
With: Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro, Briya Gomdigue, Hadjé Fatimé Ngoua