The film is presented as a Canadian preview.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Karim Moussaoui, hosted by journalist Manon Dumais.
FRANCE, ALGERIA, GERMANY | ORIGINAL VERSION: ARAB, FRENCH | SUBTITLES: ENGLISH
Three loosely related stories set in a contemporary Algeria of abandoned construction sites, desert roads, and hospitals: a middle-aged businessman witnesses a brutal beating and fails to intervene; a young woman’s father asks her former boyfriend to drive her to her wedding; a hardworking neurosurgeon is asked to adopt the son of a woman whose gang rape he witnessed during the civil war. Weaving these Chekovian tales together in a seamless three-part structure, Moussaoui reflects upon his country’s past, present, and future, sketching in the challenges faced by several generations of Algerians while evoking universal moral dilemmas and disappointment.
Director: Karim Moussaoui
Cast: Mohamed Djourhi, Sonia Mekkiou, Mehdi Ramdani
Duration: 113 minutes