Tag Archives: Algeria
Al-asfour / The Sparrow (1972) Youssef Chahine, Salah Kabil, Ali El Scherif, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Drama
Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police o?cer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants su?er from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.
Algeria, in the arid landscapes of the Aures Mountains, a little girl named Aya plowing a piece of land. A police car and two officers were to give a letter announcing the death of Belkacem, his older brother, who was in another city doing military service. As the family learns of the news, Mouloud, the father starts to collect the body of his son. Courageous and determined challenges various dangers. Although empathy and compassion for people who are located along the road, the journey is marked by loneliness and suffering. Back, Mouloud find his wife, Fatima, seized with a deep sadness. Fearing that never recovers, does his best to see her smile and try to find a remedy to unhappiness without surrendering.
Camp de Thiaroye / The Camp at Thiaroye (1988) Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow, Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Philippe Chamelat, Drama, War
Le premier homme / The First Man (2011) Gianni Amelio, Michel Crémadès, Jacques Gamblin, Mickaël Batret, Drama
Franco-Italian production filmed in French and Italian directed by Amelio, based on the latest novel by Albert Camus, “The first man” unfinished work published in 1994. The protagonist is Jacques Cormery (alter ego of Camus), who returns to Algeria to remember his childhood.