Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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In a small abandoned house isolated in the Algerian countryside, Ouardia has buried her son Tarik. She suspects her other son, Ali, leader of an armed Islamic group, of being involved in his death. Ali has sent one of his guards to watch her. In this universe, stricken by drought and tense with pain, life tries to reassert itself…

"Ouardia speaks little, if at all. She acts. Upon the passing of the days, for survival. And upon nature as well, a character in the film in its own right. At first arid, parched, and infertile, nature tries to come back to life. More precisely, Ouardia brings it to life by working the land. A baby (the son of her son) is the fragile link that connects Ouardia with the future, with hope."
Djamila Sahraoui

tags: Feature film

Cast: Djamila Sahraoui, Samir Yahia, Ali Zarif


Screenplay: Djamila Sahraoui

Director of Photography: Raphaël O'Byrne

Film Editor: Catherine Gouze

Composer: Houria Aichi

Production Designer: Mourad Zidi

Sound: Sébastien de Monchy, Zebda Tameur, Grégoire Letouvet

Producer: Antonin Dedet

Production Company: Neon

World Sales: FiGa Films LLC

Director: Djamila Sahraoui