French Film Festival UK

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds 18

Mon 6 Dec, 6pm



Practicing Muslim Amina lives alone with her only child, fifteen-year-old Maria. When Amina learns Maria is not only pregnant but wishes to abort the child, the two women face an impossible situation in a country where abortion is technically legal but morally condemned.


Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun explores the depths of the bonds among women, gradually revealing how far they will go to protect themselves and one another in this affecting drama that tackles the realities of abortion within a Muslim culture – a subject rarely broached in cinema.

Dir: Mahamat- Saleh Haroun

Cast: Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio

French with English subtitles, FRA / GER / BEL / CHD 2021, 87mins

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