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After Tahar

Fall Grants 2023 - Development Stage

Soufiane Adel / Feature Documentary or Essay / Algeria, France, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: History, Biography


A patriarch, Tahar: Indochina war, psychiatric hospitals. A grandmother, Taklit: marriage, exile to a slum in Parisian suburbs, support of the FLN. An illiterate mother, Zouina. A father working as a mechanic, Kamel, and his fifteen brothers and sisters are not only poor but also Arab. A failed return to the village back home, a liquidated business. Drug addictions, social climbing, forced marriages, escapes and divorces. I’m Soufiane, I’m forty, and after all that, I don’t know what to do. To avoid settling for resilience, I’m taking the road.


Soufiane Adel
Soufiane Adel, Damien Monnier
Production Company
Aurora Films

About the Director

Soufiane Adel was born in Algeria and raised in France. His journey into cinema began while attending a design school in Paris. Adel has created a dozen films that have been showcased and received accolades globally. His film ‘Kamel Has Committed Six Times Suicide, His Father Died’ was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight and ACID in Cannes in 2008. Among his works are ‘On the Head of Bertha Boxcar’, co-directed with Angela Terrail and broadcast on Arte, and the documentary ‘Go Forth’. His latest film ‘One Day When I Was Lost’, starring Souleymane Sylla and Damien Bonnard, debuted in competition at the IFFR Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, winning the Prix France Television at Festival Cinebanlieue and Best Film Award at Sharjah Film Platform.


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    Charlotte Vincent

    Aurora Films

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