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Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Germany, Qatar / 2017
In Arabic
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Mourad, a businessman, rose to success in Algeria in the 2000s. Now a new man, he wants to stay away from trouble. When he comes across a fight in which a man’s life is in danger, he decides not to step in or provide assistance. Aisha is done with the past. About to start a new life as a married woman, she starts on the journey toward her new family, accompanied by her father and Jalil, a neighbour. Dahman is a doctor. He too hopes to start over – he wants to marry his cousin, and patiently awaits the promotion that would confirm his social status. Each of these three characters will have to face up to the consequences of their choices.