FRANCE / Release of Merzak Allouache’s “Les terrasses”

les_terrassesThe latest film by Algerian director Merzak Allouache “Les Terrasses” opened in France on May 6th. The film has won several awards, in particular the Gold Amayas at the Algiers Festival of North African Film and Best Director of the Arab World and the FIPRESCI Award at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival.

“From dawn to dusk, following the calls to prayer. An amazing crowd, excitable and vociferous, swarm about the roof terraces of Algiers. Enclosed, private spaces, they have become open-air mirrors of the contradictions, violence, intolerance and endless conflicts that undermine Algerian society.”

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