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THE BLESSED

2017 - fiction - FR, BE, QA - 102 min

Sami Bouajila Double Bill

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, they 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.

Sofia Djama’s The Blessed explores the post-war state of mind of a city and its inhabitants: from jaded former revolutionaries to its emerging youth, navigating growing up in a city rendered immobile by its disconcerting past.

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