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Narimane Mari / Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Qatar / 2017 / 150 min / Original Language: Amazigh, Arabic, English, French / Interests: Drama, Politics, History

Synopsis

In 1860, the Algerian Sahara is coveted by the colonial powers of the time, who dream of it as a rich land full of promise. Expeditions and ambitions of conquest, however, have all been destroyed by this uncharted and mysterious terrain. Nevertheless, there are men who rise above turf wars, and who believe in the power of this mystical land to establish a society that is out of the ordinary. But greedy people circle like vultures, and are turning this utopian dream into a tragedy.

Credits

Director
Narimane Mari
Screenwriter
Narimane Mari
Producer
Narimane Mari, Fenia Cossovitsa

About the Director

Born in Algiers, Narimane Mari began her career in Paris, where she co-founded two communications agencies and created cultural content for print and television media. She has contributed to developing art galleries and initiated a collection of photography books. In 2001, she produced her first film, ‘L’ Arpenteur’, which won the Jean Vigo Award. In 2010, she founded Allers Retours Films in Algeria. In 2013, she directed her first feature-length film, ‘Bloody Beans’, an internationally multi-award-winning work. The following year, she produced Hassen Ferhani’s ‘Roundabout in My Head’, which won five Grands Prix, and in 2016 she produced Djamel Kerkar’s documentary ‘Atlal’, which took first prize at FIDMarseille.

Production Company Profile

Aller Retours Films is committed to producing engaging and creative cinema. It selects and works with the projects of artists who involve themselves in contemporary history through film and the visual arts.

Central Electric is an independent production company that has produced numerous committed documentary and narrative films. The company seeks socially relevant stories that reflect their authors take on history and contemporary society.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Locarno Film Festival 2017, Concorso Cineasti del Presente (WP)
TIFF 2017, Wavelenghts

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Corinne Castel

    Company: 
    Centrale Electrique
    Phone: 
    Email: 
    corinne.castel@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Narimane Mari

    Company: 
    Centrale Electrique
    Phone: 
    +213658233556
    Email: 
    narimanemari@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    Allers Retours Films

  • Production Company

    Centrale Electrique

    Company: 
    Centrale Electrique
    Phone: 
    +33 6 51 60 29 09
    Email: 
    narimanemari@gmail.com

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