The Blessed

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The Blessed (Les Bienheureux)

Directed by Sofia Djama

  • France, Belgium, Qatar 2017; 102 min
  • Original version: French, Arabic
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Actress (Orizzonti) - Venice IFF
    • Bayard for Best Debut Fiction Film - FIFF Namur
    • Special Mention - Festival Cinemed Montpellier
    • Students prize for a first film - CINEMED

Synopsis

Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal talks about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them. At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.

Production

  • LIAISON CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE

     

  • ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS S.A

     

International Sales

  • BAC FILMS

    Mathieu Robinet