Dar El Malika
Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT
Because she has only daughters, Malika finds herself homeless and almost destitute after the tragic death of her wealthy husband. Because it is her brother-in-law who inherits all the deceased’s property according to Algerian law. Fortunately, there is this old house in the Kasbah where she finds refuge with her family: Dar El Malika. There, from day to day, the mourning is made at the rhythm of the old Algerian city and its inhabitants. Soon, it will not be a question anymore of surviving for Malika and her daughters, but of living!
- Lotfi Bouchouchi, Damien Ounouri, Yasmine Chouikh
- Lotfi Bouchouchi, Teffahi El haouesse
- Lotfi Bouchouchi
About the Director
Born in Algiers, Lotfi Bouchouchi graduated from ESEC in Paris. He was first assistant director on the films of Merzak Alouache and Mohamed Chouikh, and then directed documentaries and commercials. In 2014, he directed his first feature film 'Le Puits' which was Algeria's Oscar nomination.
Production Company Profile
Studio DS is an Algerian cinema and audiovisual production company. The company is active in both cinema and television. With twelve feature films, including 'Viva Laljérie' by Nadir Moknèche and 'The Well' by Lotfi Bouchouchi, ten documentaries for European television channels and more than two hundred advertising films—Studio DS is positioned among the most productive companies in the country.