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The Blessed

Spring Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Sofia Djama / Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar / 2017 / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Drama

Synopsis

Algiers, a few years after the Civil War. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on route to their destination, they trade their views on Algeria: Amal speaks of lost illusions and Samir about the need to cope with them. Meanwhile, the couple’s son Fahim and his friends are wandering about in a hostile Algiers, the city that is about to steal their youth.

Credits

Director
Sofia Djama
Screenwriter
Sofia Djama
Producer
Serge Zeitoun, Patrick Quinet

About the Director

Born in Oran, Sofia Djama moved to Algiers to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Literature. In the early 2000s, she began writing a collection of short stories in which Algiers serves as the main protagonist of each plot. ‘Limply One Saturday Morning’, an adaptation of one of these stories, was her first short film. It won wide acclaim and received two awards at the 2011 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. This encouraged Djama to pursue her ambitions in the film industry. From then on, she has devoted herself to writing her first feature film, ‘The Blessed’, which is currently in post- production.

Production Company Profile

Ever since Liaison Cinématographique was founded in 2003, the company has committed itself to developing an eclectic editorial line, favoring singular, diverse cinematic approaches, and combining artistic ambition and potential in the marketplace. For this, Liaison Cinématographique turned very early on to European co-productions, which has opened up a new window of opportunities for financing and distribution.

Awards and Festival History


Awards

Orizzonti Award for Best Actress (Lyna Khoudri), the Brian Award and the Lina Mangiacapre Award, Venice Int’l Film Festival 2017, Orizzonti (WP)

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Serge Zeitoun

    Company: 
    Liaison Cinematographique
    Phone: 
    +33143570701
    Email: 
    info@liaisoncinema.fr

  • Production Company

    Liaison Cinematographique

    Company: 
    Liaison Cinematographique
    Phone: 
    +33143570701
    Email: 
    info@liaisoncinema.fr

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