WriterMahamat-Saleh Haroun (screenplay) Release date22 May 2013 (2013-05-22) (Cannes) CastSouleymane Démé (Grigris), Anaïs Monory (Mimi), Cyril Gueï (Moussa), Marius Yelolo (Ayoub), Hadje Fatime N'Goua (La mère), Abakar M'Baïro (Homme de main Moussa) Similar moviesMovies about disabilities, Dramas
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GriGris is a 2013 French-Chadian drama film directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun, starring Soulémane Démé, Mariam Monory, Cyril Guei and Marius Yelolo. It is about a 25-year-old man with a paralysed leg who dreams of becoming a dancer, and starts to work for a gang of petrol smugglers. The film was produced through the French Pili Films with co-production support from the Chadian Goï Goï Productions. It also received support from Canal+, Ciné+, TV5Monde, Canal Horizons and the CNC. Filming started 29 October 2012.
The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and won the Vulcan Award. The film was selected as the Chadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. The film also screened at the 36th Denver Film Festival.