Cinema Releases - Amin
Amin (Moustapha Mbengue) works as a hired hand for a building company based in a Paris suburb. He lives in a hostel that he shares with other African immigrants including a Moroccan co-worker who unlike Amin cannot adjust to his circumstances. That’s not to say Amin doesn’t miss home and his wife and three children, to whom he sends money and whatever gifts he can afford. Then he encounters Gabrielle (Emmanuelle Devos), a middle-aged French divorcée whose house Amin has been hired to renovate. As time passes, an intimacy develops between the two and they gradually open up about their lives. Faucon’s film revels in the details of Amin’s life and is aided in no small part by Mbengue and Devos’ moving performances.
Premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes and London Film Festival in 2018.
Length 91 min
Original language French, Wolof