The Blessed

( Les bienheureux )

Sofia Djama

  • French, Arabic (with English subtitles); 102 min
Best Actress
Orizzonti Competition
World Premiere

The Blessed - Sofia Djama

France, Belgium, Qatar, 2017, 102 min
  • Starring: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci
  • Production: Liaison Cinématographique, Artémis Productions / International Sales: Bac Films

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 talks 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.