The Blessed/Les bienheureux

The Blessed/Les bienheureux

Director : Sofia Djama/France,Belgium,Qatar/102/French,Arabic/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 talks 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.

Director and Screenplay Sofia Djama Cast Salima Abada, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Adam Bessa Producer Patrick Quinet, Serge Zeitoun DoP Pierre Aïm Editor Sophie Brunet Cast Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Amine Lansari

Awards/Festivals Venice Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival