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The Storms

Spring Grants 2020 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT

Dania Reymond-Boughenou / Feature Narrative / Algeria, France, Qatar / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Fantasy


Mysterious yellow sandstorms strike down upon Algiers and its surrounding areas. Samir, a print news reporter, covers the phenomenon for his newspaper. With supernatural events occurring more frequently, his wife, Fajar leaves him—and his nephew, a medical doctor named Yacine, begins to hear the dead. Faced with increasingly threatening storms, Samir is forced to confront a past that still haunts him.


Dania Reymond-Boughenou
Dania Reymond-Boughenou
Annabelle Bouzom, Les films de l’autre cougar

About the Director

Dania Reymond-Boughenou is a Franco-Algerian filmmaker born in Algiers in 1982. She studied cinema at the School of Fine Arts in Marseille and Lyon and followed the course of the Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts where she received the Collector Studio Award. In 2015, her work was sponsored by Mounir Fatmi at the Salon Jeune Création. She directed several videos and short films, including the medium-length film 'Le jardin d’essai', shot in Algiers in 2016. The film showed in several festivals, including the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, the Rencontres du moyen-métrage de Brive, Cinémed and the Film Meetings of Bejaia—going on to win several awards.

Production Company Profile

Captivated by autodidacts and directors with training backgrounds that encourage free-thinking and renewal of forms, Les films de l’autre cougar strives to animate the French cinematographic landscape by producing works of deserving writer-directors who distinguish themselves from traditional cinema by what they have to show and by the liberty of their voices which irrigate their creations. All articulate social criticism, by evoking, according to their respective sensibilities, poetry, humour, and drama. They are the portrait of a generation of indignant filmmakers concerned by the world they live in and its political stakes. They are motivated by the desire to sublimate reality and change perceptions.


  • Main Contact

    Annabelle Bouzom


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