“And life goes on”: beautifully observed shorts quietly reflecting on contemporary life [Algerian Shorts]

“And life goes on”: beautifully observed shorts quietly reflecting on contemporary life [Algerian Shorts]

Wed 5 Nov| 18:15| The Roxy

“And life goes on”: beautifully observed shorts quietly reflecting on contemporary life

Uzzu [DOC] UK PREMIERE

Dir. Sonia Ahnou
Algeria. 2011. 22min. Colour. Amazigh, Arabic with English subtitles.

Let’s talk about love: Ahnou invites a group of university students and encourages them to discuss the topic. Simple and illuminating.

+ Tell Me (Goulili)  UK PREMIERE

Dir. Sabrina Draoui
France. 2009. 16min. Colour. French with English subtitles.

The alarm goes off, a young woman mechanically readies herself for the day. Doubts and desires surface, along with the burning question: what to do with one’s body when one’s soul is stifled in it?

+ Square Port Said UK PREMIERE

Dir. Faouzi Boudjemai

Algeria/France. 2011. 5min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.

In a bus, a young man, a young woman and a child enter into silent communication: a brief and sweet encounter.

+ Another Ordinary Day (Une journée ordinaire) UK PREMIERE

Dir. Bahia Allouache

Algeria. 2012. 22min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.

Salima has invited three girlfriends for tea. Her brother and his friends are on the terrace mending a satellite dish. It is 10 May 2012 in Algiers, the day of a decisive presidential election…

+ The Window (Le Hublot)* UK PREMIERE

Dir. Anis Djaad
Algeria. 2012. 20min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.

Two unemployed and disaffected youths only have the view of the sea to expand their otherwise bleak horizon. The construction of a new building threatens to obstruct their vista to life.

*Shortlisted for the 2014 Baobab Award 

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