UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN

by Karim Moussaoui

Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings, and a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment. Three stories that plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.

 

 

  • FILM INFO

    Year: 2017

    Country: Algeria, France, Germany

    Runtime: 113 min

    Color: Color

    Language: Arabic

    Subtitles: English

     

    CREW

     

    Producers

    Philippe Martin

    David Thion

    Co-Producers

    Nicole Gerhards

    Debzi Jaber

    Olivier Père

    Director

    Karim Moussaoui

    Screenplay

    Karim Moussaoui

    Maud Ameline

    Director of Photography :

    David Chambille

    Editing:

    Thomas Marchand

    Production Design

    Hamid Boughrara

    Sound Mixer:

    Andreas Henke

     

    CAST

     

    Mohamed Djouhri

    Hania Amar

    Hassan Kachach

    Mehdi Ramdani

    Nadia Kaci

     

  • AWARDS/FESTIVALS

    Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard

    Carthage Film Festival

    -Best Editing

    Gijon Film Festival,

    -Jury's Special Award

    -Best Artistic Direction

    Sarajevo Film Festival

    Warsaw Film Festival

    Vienna International Film Festival

     

  • ABOUT DIRECTOR

    Karim Moussaoui

     

    Karim Moussaoui, Born in 1976 in Jijel, Algeria, Karim Moussaoui became a film programmer in Algiers. For a number of years he worked as an assistant for directors such as Tariq Teguia and Nadir Moknache. In 2013 he made THE DAYS BEFORE. His debut feature film THE NATURE OF TIME (2017) has been selected to ...

     

    F I L M O G R A P H Y

     

    Until the Birds Return (En attendant les Hirondelles) - 2017

    The Nature of Time - 2017

    Ce qu’on doit faire - 2006

    Petit déjeuner - 2003

  • REVIEWS

    “Remarkably assured”

    The Globe and Mail - Canada

     

    “An intriguing first feature from writer-director Karim Moussaoui that explores the damaged emotional landscape of his homeland. At times recalls Abbas Kiarostami’s Through the Olive Trees”

    The Hollywood Reporter

     

    “It’s heartening to see such delicate stories of ordinary people come to the fore”

    Screen

     

    “A precise, patient, emphatic and elegiac look on the characters. A good-looking combination of emotion and meditation”

    Les Inrocks

     

    “Algeria's past and present take flight in "Until the Birds Return… a very brave, involving and important film”

    Lisa Nesselson, France 24

     

     

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