France, Belgium, Qatar I 2017 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 102 min
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 tells 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.
Director: Sofia Djama
Writer: Sofia Djama
Cast: Salima Abada, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Adam Bessa, Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Lyna Khoudri, Amine Lansari
DOP: Pierre Aïm
Producer: Patrick Quinet, Serge Zeitoun
Sofia Djama was born in Oran and moved to Algiers to complete her Bachelor degree in literature. In the early 2000s she began to write a collection of short stories in which Algiers was to serve as the main protagonist of each plot. Her projects are widely acclaimed and prized.