Blagnac. Rex: Discovering Algerian cinema

For the second time, the Ciné Rex team is participating in the Regards sur le cinema algérien festival. Sunday, October 17 at 6 pm, he will have the chance to screen, for a national release, the beautiful and moving film “Their Algeria” in the presence of its director Lina Soualem. This 1h12 documentary for all audiences tells the story of Aïcha and Mabrouk. After 62 years of marriage, Lina Soualem’s grandparents, Aïcha and Mabrouk, have decided to separate. Together they had come from Algeria to Auvergne, to Thiers, more than 60 years ago, and side by side they had gone through this chaotic life of immigrants. Aïcha, however, continues to prepare food for Mabrouk and to bring him his meals every day. Mabrouk, he continues his solitary and silent walks in the shopping center. For Lina, their separation is an opportunity to question their long journey into exile and their silence. French director Lina Soualem comes from a family of actors. His father is the Franco-Algerian actor Zinedine Soualem, revealed in the 90s by Cédric Klapisch and his mother the Franco-Palestinian actress and director Hiam Abbass. Their Algeria, Lina’s first achievement, has received numerous awards.

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