Past Event

Drama directed by Karim Moussaoui, with Mohamed Djourhi, Sonia Mekkiou and Mehdi Ramdani. Presented as part of Young French Cinema.

Doors: 6:30 PM
Screening: 7 PM
Tickets: $20 (seniors and students: $16)
Taxes and fees included

Where: Space A (1st floor)
Cabaret format

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.


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
Year: 2017
Duration: 113 minutes
Rating: TBC

Nominated - Un certain regard
Cannes Film Festival, 2017
Nominated - Best First Film, Best Screenplay
Lumière Awards, 2018

Photo (cover): Les Films Pelleas

Photos (album): Myriam Ménard

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