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THE ROOFTOPS - MERZAK ALLOUACHE
the rooftops
algérie
a film by  MERZAK ALLOUACHE film 91
Algiers. An overcrowded city, with its endless traffic jams, its chaotic crowd, its rundown buildings, its old apartments piled up with families trying to survive... In this suffocating city, the terraces, progressively transformed into living spaces, they too, over time, become effervescent spaces where smiles cross the hurt, life and death. The Casbah, Bab el Oued, Belcourt,
Notre-Dame d’Afrique, Telemly. Five historic neighborhoods of the Algerian capital. Five rooftops beautifully open to the city, the bay, the sea, and the horizon far away. Five stories independent of each other, that mingle and clash in the span of one day. From dawn till night, paced by the five calls to prayer coming from the numerous mosques of the city.
author-director MERZAK ALLOUACHE - producers JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN, YACINE DJADI - productions JBA PRODUCTION, BAYA FILMS - editing SYLVIE GADMER - ADILA BENDIMERED , NABIL ASLI , NASSIMA BELMIHOUB, AHCENE BENZERARI, AïSSA CHOUAT, MOURAD KHEN - image FRéDéRIC DERRIEN - sound JULIEN PEREZ - year of production 2013
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"Venice Film Festival in competition" (Italy 2013)
"Best director for arabic country Festival of Abu Dhabi" (Uae 2013)
"FIPRESCI PRIZE Abu Dhabi film festival" (Uae 2013)
"Best filmaker of the year by VARIETY Middle-East" (Uae 2013)
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