Selection : Feature films 2019

Abou Leila

Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

2019
Algeria / France
2h13
Fiction
Col.

Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, travel through the Sahara. S. is convinced he will find Abou Leila there, a dangerous terrorist on the run, whereas Lotfi has only one priority: to keep S. far away from the bloodshed of the capital. But the deeper they go into the desert, the more they will be confronted with their own violence.

 

Amin Sidi-Boumédiène graduated in 2005 in film directing from the Conservatoire libre du cinéma français in Paris. He made his first short film Tomorrow, Algiers? in 2010, then Al Djazira, awarded at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. In 2014, Serial K. is screened at the Film Days of Bejaia. His first feature film, Abou Leila, shot in Algeria, is selected at the 58th International Critic’s Week in Cannes.

Cast
Slimane Benouari, Lyes Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga, Meryem Medjkane, Hocine Mokhtar, Samir El Hakim
Screenplay
Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
Photography
Kanamé Onoyama
Sound
Mohamed Amine Teggar, Nassim El Mounabbih, Benjamin Lecuyer
Art direction
Hamid Boughara, Laurent Le Corre
Editing
Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
Production
In Vivo Films, Thala Films

CONTACT : 
UFO Distribution, Lucie Plumart
lucie@ufo-distribution.com

 

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