Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Abou Leila



The traumas of the 1990s Black Decade continue to torment Algerian society, literature and cinema. At the outset, a date, a place, Algiers, 1994, set out as a pointer, but seemingly placed crossways over Amin Sidi-Boumédine’s first feature. Here, history is not the usual journey travelled between a point of departure and hypothetical place of arrival, but rather a shadow that sticks to the road like a series of accidents. As we set off with Lotfi and S. in the car heading to the south of the county to track down a terrorist, we soon understand that it is anguish that serves as engine for the two pursuers, who are themselves terrified. JB

  • Titre français
    Abou Leila
  • Titre international
    Abou Leila
  • Scénario
    Amin Sidi-Boumedine
  • Photo
    Kanamé Onoyama
  • Montage
    Amin Sidi-Boumedine
  • Interprétation
    Slimane Benouari, Lyes Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga, Meryem Medjkane, Hocine Mokhtar, Samir El Hakim
  • Distribution
    UFO Distribution :
  • Support de projection

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