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BLESSED

by Sofia Djama

synopsis

Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal tells about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them. At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.

international title: Blessed
original title: Les Bienheureux
working title: La moutonnière
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Bac Films
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Sofia Djama
release date: FR 13/12/2017
screenplay: Sofia Djama
cast: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Lyna Khoudri, Amine Lansari, Adma Bessa, Faouzi Bensaïdi
producer: Serge Zeitoun, Patrick Quinet
production: Liaison cinématographique, Artémis Productions
backing: CNC, Indéfilms, Angoa, Cofinova Dvt
distributor: Bac Films

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Venice 2017Orizzonti, Best Actress (Lyna Khoudri)
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