Two Algerian movies at Carthage Film Festival

APS : Saturday, 22 October 2016
TUNIS (Tunisia)- Feature-length fiction films “Let Them Come,” and “At My Age, I Still Hide to Smoke,” by Algerians Salem Brahimi and Ryahana Obermeyer, are competing in the official contest of the 27th Carthage Film Festival, to run from October 28 to November 5 in Tunis, Tunisia, the organizers said.
The two films will compete with eleven others made by Arab and African directors in the section “First Work, Tahar Cheraa Award,” one of the four sections of the event, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year.
Made in 2015, “Let Them Come” is an adaptation of a book carrying the same title, written by Algerian Arezki Amellal.
It deals with the 1990s, which were marked by terrorist violence, through the story of Nourredine (performed by singer and musician Amazigh Kateb) and his wife Yasmina (Rachida Brakni).
The film won recently the Golden Annab of the best film and the Best Actor Award at the second Mediterranean Film Festival in Annaba.
Adapted from a play produced in 2009 and written by Algiers-born and France-based filmmaker Ryahana Obermeyer, “At My Age, I Still Hide to Smoke” (2016) is a “tragicomedy” on women’s living conditions.
The two Algerian feature films have been co-produced by Kg Productions firm, created by famous Greek filmmaker Costa-Gavras.
A total of 68 films are competing in the different sections of Carthage event, in addition to parallel screening sessions devoted to Tunisian, Russian and Asian films.

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