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Algiers by Night

Spring Grant 2012

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


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.


Yanis Koussim
Yanis Koussim
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.

Awards and Festival History


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


Received Special Mention at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012


  • Main Contact

    Claire Mazeau Karoum

    Une Chambre A Soi Productions
    +213 550 538 738

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