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Leur Algérie
Their Algeria
AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Lina Soualem

IMAGE

Lina Soualem

SON

Lina Soualem

MONTAGE

Gladys Joujou

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Julie Tribou, Rémi Durel

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Agat Films & Cie, Akka Films, Making of Films, Doha Film Institute

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Agat Films & Cie, Lightdox

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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  • France, Suisse, Algérie, Qatar | 2020 | 72 minutes
  • Un film de Lina Soualem

Après 62 ans de mariage, les grands-parents de Lina, Aïcha et Mabrouk, ont décidé de se séparer. Ils ont déménagé de leur appartement commun pour vivre dans deux immeubles qui se font face, toujours dans la petite ville de Thiers où ils se sont installés ensemble à leur arrivée d'Algérie, il y a plus de 60 ans. Aïcha continue pourtant de préparer à manger pour Mabrouk et de lui apporter ses repas chaque jour. Mabrouk, lui, continue ses promenades solitaires et silencieuses au centre commercial. Ensemble, ils ont traversé cette vie chaotique des travailleur.euse.s immigré.e.s, et aujourd'hui, la force qu'ils ont si longtemps partagée semble avoir disparue. Pour Lina, leur séparation est l'occasion de questionner leur long voyage d'exil et leur silence.

"Lina's grandparents, Aïcha and Mabrouk, have decided to separate. They have moved out of their shared apartment to live in two buildings facing each other, still in the small town of Thiers where they moved in together on their arrival from Algeria, over 60 years ago. However, Aïcha continues to prepare food for Mabrouk and to bring him his meals every day. As for Mabrouk, he continues his solitary and silent walks at the shopping centre. Together, they had experienced this chaotic immigrant worker life and today the strength they had shared for so long seems to have disappeared. Their granddaughter wonders: why has no one been able to explain the meaning of this separation to her? Why does she not know their history well enough? Would that enable her to understand their turmoil today? Their Algeria is a family film in which the strength of character of each of the protagonists contains a story that is bigger than this separation: the difficult story of the Maghrebin families who arrived in France at the end of the 1950s and have never succeeded in reconstructing a new life since."
(Madeline Robert - Visions du Réel)

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