By Suhaib Gasmelbari • 2019 • Documentary • 01h37
Ibrahim, Soliman, Manar and Altayeb, filmmakers and friends for more than 45 years, idealists and intensely humane.
They were reunited again, after long years of distance and exile, to bring life back to their old dream: make cinema a reality in Sudan.
They are determined to leave a trace of their passage and inspire the love for cinema. Throughout the images they created, the ones they lost and the ones remaining a desire, the beautiful and horrific faces of their country appear.
Berlin IFF 2019 – Documentary Award & Panorama Audience Award
Istanbul IFF 2019 – Special Jury Prize
Istanbul IFF 2019 – Fipresci Award
Athens IFF 2019 – Documentary Award
Guangzhou International Documentary FF 2019 – Documentary Award
Mumbai Film Festival 2019 – Grand Jury Prize
Palm Springs IFF 2019 – Documentary Award
BFI London FF 2019
DOK.Fest München 2019
Hamptons IFF 2019
Melbourne FF 2019
Minsk IFF 2019
Stockholm FF 2019
Sydney FF 2019
Yalta IFF 2019
Zurich FF 2019
« Great movies expand the world of cinema, and the Sudanese director Suhaib Gasmelbari’s documentary “Talking About Trees” does so in a way that looks daringly ahead while also uniting with a great pre-cinematic tradition. » - The New Yorker, Richard Brody
« Films are oxygen for these men, and Talking About Trees follows their mission to reopen a neglected outdoor movie theatre near Khartoum and give away tickets » - The Guardian, Cath Clarke
Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari
Production year: 2019