In late October, director and screenwriter Yamina Benguigui will start filming her next film, Soeurs (Sisters), in Algeria. Once again her principal actor will be Isabelle Adjani, with whom she worked on the TV film Aïcha, job à tout prix. It is the first time Isabelle Adjani has made a film in her father’s native country. Rachida Brakni and Maïwenn are also in the cast.
Yamina Benguigui describes the film as “a women’s film, only with women”. Starting in Algiers, filming will continue in Oran and Constantine, finishing in France.
Soeurs is the film-maker’s second feature, though she has a dozen documentaries to her credit. She said this film “will question the relationship between one’s country of origin and the host country, roots and integration.” The film is due for release in 2019.
Sources: Le parisien, Allociné