Culture partner

Principal Partners



Film Funding

All Projects

Algiers by Night

Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION

Yanis Koussim / Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Qatar / 2013 / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Youth

Synopsis

The sun sets over the Bay of Algiers. The city walls start to lose their shiny white, making room for the reality of the night, plain and lit by faded electric lights. Some young in-line skaters raid the streets of the capital, capturing video of themselves to post on the Internet. A middle-aged man roams without purpose. A young prostitute starts her ‘night’. Some wealthy, idle young men go clubbing. A photographer speaks of her art. An insomniac woman is afraid to step out of her home. All tell their stories. Not all will see the sun rise.

Credits

Director
Yanis Koussim
Screenwriter
Yanis Koussim
Producer
Claire Mazeau Karoum

About the Director

Yanis Koussim is a self-taught filmmaker. His short films have been selected for international festivals including Locarno, Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand. He also wrote a collection of short stories entitled ‘The Coran According to Amma and Mother Foussa’, which was a finalist for the Mohamed Dib Prize in 2002. He is currently working on his first feature film.

Production Company Profile

Une Chambre à Soi Productions gathers people from diverse backgrounds who share the same passion for film. We promote and develop Algerian cinema by supporting shorts, features and documentaries. Additionally, we assist with theatrical production, training and distribution, technical capabilities and broadcasting. Our ambition is to be part of the remodelling of Algerian cinema; a cinema deserted by contemporary topics and short on artistic and technical skills due to a lack of schools specialising in film. Central to our vision is giving Algerian audiences the means to create their own representations. We strive to make going to the movies a cultural act. Une Chambre à Soi Productions avoids self-censorship by objectively showing Algerian work from past and present.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012, at the Crossroads Co-Financing Forum (Greece)

Awards

Received Special Mention at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Claire Mazeau Karoum

    Company: 
    Une Chambre A Soi Productions
    Phone: 
    +213 550 538 738
    Email: 
    claire@ucasproductions.com

Questions regarding this project?

Contact

blog comments powered by Disqus