Their Algeria

  • Lina Soualem
  • France, Switzerland, Qatar, Algeria
  • 2020
  • 73 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests
After 62 years of living together, Aïcha and Mabrouk, my grandparents, are separating. I didn’t understand their separation. I don’t know their story. Their silence troubled me. The film explores the longstanding journey of exile of this couple of Algerian immigrants living in a medieval French town since over sixty years, whose lives were a succession of separations and silences.


Lina Soualem
Marie Balducchi for AGAT Films & Cie
Palmyre Badinier for AKKA FILMS, Chouikh Karima for Making of Films


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Anna Berthollet for Lightdox
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Anna Berthollet for Lightdox

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