Chronique des Années de Braise

  • Chronique des Années de Braise
Genre : War
Type : Fiction
Original title : Waqâ sanwât al-jamr | Chronicle of the Years of Fire
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1975
Format : Feature
Running time : 175 (in minutes)

This lyrical, epic account of the events that led to the Algerian war of liberation from France was the first film from the Arab world to be awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows an Algerian peasant as he fights alongside the Allied forces in World War II, returns home and joins the resistance against French colonial rule, and dies valiantly in battle. His son continues the struggle, and the film ends on November 11, 1954, the official outbreak of the war for liberation. 1975. Algeria, 175min & 130 min. Directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina. With Jorgo Voyagis (Ahmed), Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina (Milhoud), Sid Ali Kouiret (Saïd). Source: Courtesy of the filmmaker and Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel. 130 min.


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