Abou Leila

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Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2019
Format : Feature

In Algeria, in 1994, civil war is raging. Two childhood friends, S. and Lofti walk into the Sahara desert after a dangerous terrorist, Abou Leila. This chase seems to be a nonsense as the conflict has not reached the desert. S. is positive that Abou Leila is there but S.'s mental health is unstable. As for Lofti, all he wants is to take S. as far from the capital as possible. Though, once in the desert, the violence will catch up with them.

Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two friends from childhood, travel through the desert looking for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. Their quest seems absurd, given that the Sahara has not been affected by the wave of attacks. Lofti has only one priority : to keep S. as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed. But the closest they get into the desert, the more they will be confronted with their own violence.

A film by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

ALGERIA / FRANCE / QATAR, 2019, Feature drama, 2h20, Original version ARABIC (DARIJA / TAMASHAQ), Drama

starring Slimane Benouari, Lyes Salem, Azouz Abdelkader

DIRECTOR
Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

PRODUCERS
Fayçal Hammoum
Yacine Bouaziz
Louise Bellicaud
Claire Charles-Gervais

SCREENPLAY
Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kanamé Onoyama

EDITING
Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

SOUND
Mohamed Amine Teggar
Nassim El Mounabbih
Benjamin Lecuyer

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Hamid Boughara
Laurent Le Corre

CAST
Slimane Benouari
Lyes Salem
Azouz Abdelkader
Fouad Megiraga
Meryem Medjkane
Hocine Mokhtar
Samir El Hakim

Contacts

Production
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Production
THALA FILMS
Fayçal Hammoum / Yacine Bouaziz
Tel. +213 21 43 54 00 (Fayçal)
faycalhammoum@gmail.com
Tel. +213 5 508 32 444 (Yacine)
bouaziz.yacine@gmail.com

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REPRESENTATIVE IN CANNES 2019
IN VIVO FILMS
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claire@invivofilms.com

REPRESENTATIVE IN CANNES 2019
THALA FILMS
Fayçal Hammoum / Yacine Bouaziz
Tel. +213 21 43 54 00 (Fayçal)
faycalhammoum@gmail.com
Tel. +213 5 508 32 444 (Yacine)
bouaziz.yacine@gmail.com

2019 | 72è Festival de Cannes
* Competition Feature Film - 58th Semaine de la Critique
* World premiere
* Screening: Monday 20 May, 11h15, Miramar, English & French Subtitles. Film crew attending
* Screening: Monday 20 May, 17h30, Miramar, English & French Subtitles. Film crew attending
* Screening: Monday 20 May, 21h00, Miramar, English & French Subtitles
* Screening: Tuesday 21 May, 08h15, Miramar. English & French Subtitles
* Screening: Wednesday 22 May, 19h00, Alexandre III, French Subtitles
www.semainedelacritique.com/en/edition/2019/movie/abou-leila

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