The Blessed

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    The Blessed

    Les Bienheureux

    Directed by

    France, Belgium, Qatar

    2017

    102 min

    • French
    • Arabic

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

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    • 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
    • Best Director - Dubai IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Sami Bouajila
    Nadia Kaci
    Lyna Khoudri
    Screenplay
    Sofia Djama
    Cinematography
    Pierre Aïm
    Editing
    Sophie Brunet
    Sales
    BAC FILMS
    Production
    LIAISON CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE
    Production
    ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS S.A
    Sofia  Djama

    Sofia Djama

    Algeria

    Sofia Djama is a filmmaker and writer based in Paris who graduated from the Bejaia University in Algeria, in 1997. She has directed the documentary LA TETE DANS LES AURES in 2012. Her first film is a fiction, MOLLEMENT UN SAMEDI MATIN, a drama that received an award at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. In 2010 she is a candidate for workshop sponsored by the Association Chrysalide instructed by Keith Cunnigham and Claus Josten and for the Bejaia writing workshop organised by Project Heurts. Her film THE BLESSED premiered at Venice IFF.

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