Waiting For Happiness (Heremakono) (2002)
Foregoing complex plotting for powerful mood and provocative symbolism, this French/Mauritanian drama set in the northern African country traces a young man's deeply emotional return to his childhood hometown before leaving for Europe. Discovering that he has lost touch with not just his native language, but also the local customs and culture, the student experiences a revelatory connection to the place of his upbringing. Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Nana Diakite star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: French and Hassanya; Subtitles: English. In French and Hassanya with English subtitles.