THE ROOFTOPS

ALGERIA

a film by MERZAK ALLOUACHE

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.

 

FESTIVALS

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL IN COMPETITION (Italy 2013)
BEST DIRECTOR FOR ARABIC COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF ABU DHABI (Uae 2013)
FIPRESCI PRIZE ABUDHABI FILM FESTIVAL (Uae 2013)
BEST FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR BY VARIETY MIDDLE-EAST (Uae 2013)

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CREDIT

author-director MERZAK ALLOUACHE
producers JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN, YACINE DJADI
productions JBA PRODUCTION, BAYA FILMS
editing SYLVIE GADMER
casting ADILA BENDIMERED , NABIL ASLI , NASSIMA BELMIHOUB, AHCENE BENZERARI, AïSSA CHOUAT, MOURAD KHEN
image FRéDéRIC DERRIEN
sound JULIEN PEREZ
year of production 2013
all rights reserved

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