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Fall Grants 2017
Current project status: COMPLETED

Merzak Allouache / Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Lebanon, Qatar / 2018 / 96 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama

Synopsis

Nour and Amine don’t know each other. They meet in a house, near the city of Timimoun, in the Algerian Sahara. They are supposed to launch an armed action against an oil refinery. But things don’t turn out quite as they expected.

Credits

Director
Merzak Allouache
Screenwriter
Merzak Allouache
Producer
Bahia Allouache

About the Director

Merzak Allouache was born in Algeria in 1944. He studied filmmaking in Algiers at the Institut National du Cinéma and subsequently at IDHEC in Paris. In 1976, he directed his first feature, 'Omar Gatlato'. Since then, he has been directing films in France and Algeria, and his films are frequently selected in prestigious international festivals such as the Festival de Cannes, Venice and Berlin International Film Festivals.

Production Company Profile

Les Asphofilms was founded in October 2015 in Paris, by the filmmaker Bahia Allouache. It is a production company which stands up for an open-minded cinema d’auteur rooted in current affairs, paying close attention to social issues and still aiming at high cinematographic quality for its productions. 'Tahqiq Fel Djenna' (feature documentary) and 'RIH RABANI' (feature) are the two first films co-produced by Les Asphofilms.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

"TIFF 2018, Masters (WP)
El Gouna FF 2018
Cinema de la Mediterrània i el Levant Cinebaix 2018
Carthage FF 2018
Marrakech IFF 2018
Rotterdam IFF 2019
Beirut Cinema Days 2019
FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA AFRICANO, D’ASIA E AMERICA LATINA 2019
Munich FF 2019
San

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Bahia Allouache

    Email: 
    lesasphofilms@yahoo.fr

  • Production Company

    Les Asphofilms

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