143 Sahara Street

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    143 Sahara Street

    143 rue du désert

    Directed by

    Algeria, France, Qatar

    2019

    100 min

    • French
    • English
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    In the Algerian desert in her relay, for a cigarette, a coffee or eggs, a woman welcomes truckers, vagabonds and dreams... Her name is Malika.

    Awards

    • Special Mention - International Feature
    • Best Emerging Director Award - Locarno FF
    • Silver Star for Documentary Film - El Gouna FF
    • 2nd Special Mention - FIC Valdivia

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Malika
    Chawki Amari
    Samir Elhakim
    the truckers of the National 1
    Screenplay
    Hassen Ferhani
    Cinematography
    Hassen Ferhani
    Editing
    Stéphanie Sicard
    Nadia Ben Rachid
    Nina Khada
    Hassen Ferhani
    Production
    ALLERS RETOURS FILMS
    Production
    CENTRALE ELECTRIQUE
    Festival Bookings
    PASCALE RAMONDA
    Hassen Ferhani

    Hassen Ferhani

    Algeria

    Hassen Ferhani was born in Algeria in 1986. In 2006, he directed his first short film, LES BAIES D'ALGER, which was screened in official competition in many international festivals. In 2008, he participated in a workshop at La Fémis, where he directed the short film LE VOL DU 140. Since 2009, Ferhani has worked as an assistant director. In 2010, he co-directed the documentary AFRIC-HOTEL, which screened at Visions du Réel and FIDMarseille. His latest film 143 SAHARA STREET was selected in the Concorso Cineasti del Presente section at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography