The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

The Blessed

Director: Sofia Djama

Country: Algeria, Belgium, France

Year: 2017

Duration: 102 min.

Languages: French and Arabic with English subtitles

Awards: Best Actress, Lina Mangiacapre Award, Brian Award, Venice Film Festival, 2017

 

 

Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to  celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal tells about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them. At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.

 

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