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Talking About Trees (2019)

Four older Sudanese filmmakers with passion for film battle to bring cinema-going back to Sudan, not without resistance. Their 'Sudanese Film Club' have decided to revive an old cinema, and again draw attention to Sudanese film history.

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Suhaib Gasmelbari
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Credited cast:
Manar Al Hilo Manar Al Hilo ... Self
Suleiman Ibrahim Suleiman Ibrahim ... Self
Altayeb Mahdi Altayeb Mahdi ... Self
Ibrahim Shaddad Ibrahim Shaddad ... Self
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Four older Sudanese filmmakers with passion for film battle to bring cinema-going back to Sudan, not without resistance. Their 'Sudanese Film Club' have decided to revive an old cinema, and again draw attention to Sudanese film history.

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The title "Talking About Trees" is inspired by a poem by Bertolt Brecht which reads "What kind of times are these, when to talk about trees is almost a crime, because it implies silence about so many horrors?". These verses are quoted by Manar Al Hilo during the movie. See more »

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A Noble Pursuit, but it's quite Boring
14 March 2020 | by Jared_AndrewsSee all my reviews

The innate goodness of the subjects' intentions is appealing enough - a group of filmmakers attempt to restore an abandoned outdoor theater to bring back film to their town - but the story moves far too slowly to muster up any notable momentum. The documentary mostly depicts the men sitting around chatting and walking around the abandoned theater, discussing the difficulty of their restoration efforts. In the screening I attended, it was obvious that viewers cared about the group's noble mission, but not enough to sit through the entire film. Several people in my screening walked out within the first hour.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

France | Sudan | Chad | Germany | Qatar

Language:

Arabic | English | Russian

Release Date:

18 December 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ağaçlardan Bahsetmek See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,572
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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