Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Lingui, the Sacred Bonds uses one family's fraught story to offer a forceful rejoinder to the oppressive norms of patriarchal culture.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Easily the best film I've seen from Chad... This is a very good movie.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    Another part is the state of their own connection -- frayed by harsh circumstance and in urgent need of repair. That repair work constitutes the heart of this beautiful film.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It’s an infuriating movie that will summon your own outrage.
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    Hau ChuWashington Post
    Writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun paints a world that can feel as vast as it is isolating...
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    [A] compelling though not exactly subtle drama...
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    As we tag along with Harouns characters, we learn to appreciate their story as a small, but vivid study of lives that are so much more than their progressive developments.
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    Danilo CastroNext Best Picture
    Lingui, the Sacred Bonds, like most films, has its structural lulls, but the whole is marvelously executed and memorably acted.
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    Andrew WyattThe Lens
    Perhaps the warmest and most affirming film that Haroun has made to date, a tale of guile and endurance in a cruel, imperfect world.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    An engaging social issues drama that shows the special love between a mother and daughter.
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    Craig D. LindseyNashville Scene
    As sad and bleak as this story starts off, Lingui (which is Chadian for bond or connection) is a film that, as it goes along, blossoms with hope and inspiration.
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