Calling A Screaming Man a dog may be a bit too strong, but I have to say it fits the pattern of most of the Film Movement movies I have watched recently: a well-made film that presents an interesting snapshot of a particular cultural milieu, while telling a rather uninteresting story. In this case, Adam and his son Abdel work at a hotel pool in Chad. Adam was a swimming champion in his heyday; the decades since then have been dedicated to the pool. With Chad in the grips of a civil war, and the hotel under new ownership, Adam loses his place at the pool and struggles with his purpose.
|Screaming on the inside?|
Bottom line, 1 1/2 stars.