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LA FAMILLE
by Merzak Allouache
2021 | 95 min

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Dramedy| Algeria, France | Arabic, French (English subtitles)
Cast:  Hamida Aït el-Hadj, Abderrahmane Ikariouane, Nacer-eddine Djoudi, Nardjes Asli, Adlane Djemil, Meriem Amiar, Khaled Benaïssa, Mohamed Bendaoud

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Algiers, 2019. While Hirak is in full swing and the hope of a profound political change is blowing over Algeria, Merouane, a corrupt former minister, and Khadidja, his exuberant wife, have only one idea in mind: selling their many ill-gotten gains and leaving the country with their daughter Sarah, before justice catches up with them. But in the urgency and panic of this forced departure, each member of the family asserts himself and antagonisms multiply. Will the strong bonds that bind the family together resist?

Violence

FESTIVAL:  

  • Festival du film francophone d’Angoulême (France 2021)