Two Algerian feature films among 20 best films in Africa

APS : Tuesday, 06 October 2020

LONDON- The British daily newspaper “The Guardian” ranked, in a recent issue, the two Algerian films “The Battle of Algiers” and the “Chronicle of the Years of Embers” among the twenty best feature films in the history of the African cinema.

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo in 1966, “The Battle of Algiers” deals with one of the periods of the Algerian Liberation War, by shedding light on the resistance of the Casbah’s inhabitants against the French ocuupyer.

The film received several awards, including the “Golden Lion” in the Monstra de Venise in Italy in 1966.

Released in 1974, the “Chronicle of the Years of Embers” deals with the suffering of the Algerians at the socio-economic and cultural levels during the colonial period in the 1940s and 1950s.

Directed by Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, the feature film won, among others, the “Golden Palm” of the 28th Cannes Film Festival in 1975.

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