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143 Rue du Désert (143 Sahara Street): dir Hassen Ferhani, 2019
25 September @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pmAED 35
Algerian director Hassen Ferhani introduces us to Malika, the venerable owner of an open-air truck stop deep in the desert on the Trans-Sahara highway. Malika is an extraordinary woman whose isolated living circumstances have done nothing to dull her sense of humour or her singular spirituality; Ferhani has created an impressive film portrait that skirts the fertile border between fiction and documentary and toys with the road movie genre without ever leaving the confines of this small parcel of desert land. It’s also film that has a great deal to tell us about present-day Algeria …
In French with English subtitles.