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Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage
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Karim Bensalah / Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Qatar / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Coming of age, Drama, Social Issues


The son of a former Algerian diplomat, Sofiane has lived abroad all his life. He is now a student in Lyon, but an administrative decision threatens him with deportation. Hoping to resolve the situation, he finds temporary work in a Muslim funeral home. Struggling with his identity and uncomfortable in his own skin, spending time with the dead helps him find his way back into the light.


Karim Bensalah
Jamal Belmahi
Oualid Baha (Tact Production)

About the Director

Born of an Algerian father and a Brazilian mother, Karim Bensalah is an award-winning director, writer, and actor, currently based in Paris. He spent his childhood in Algeria, Brazil, Haiti and Senegal and studied social sciences and philosophy before getting a degree from the London Film School. His previous short 'Fatima’s Secret' was also shown in competition at Clermont Ferrand. Karim works between Europe, North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East and is currently preparing the feature film 'Blacklight'. Writer and script doctor/consultant for others, Karim also works as an actor. He has been working for more than ten years with cinema and education with adolescents and children. From this experience, he developed a method for directing non-professional actors and collective screenwriting.

Production Company Profile

Tact Production produces fiction and documentary films. Our desire is to bring strong and unique works to the screen, from authors of all backgrounds. We pay particular attention to the relationship with our authors, whom we support at each stage of the filmmaking process. Internationally oriented, our company develops numerous projects driven by passion and high standards. The company is currently developing new projects, willing to give them a strong international resonance.


  • Main Contact

    Oualid Baha

    Tact Production

  • Production Company

    Tact Production

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