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The Well
A film by Lotfi Bouchouchi
2016/ Algeria
96 MIN/ Drama
Original Title
Le Puits
SYNOPSIS
Set during the Algerian War of Independence. In the film, the French army surrounds a southern Algerian village where they believe an enemy is being hidden and force the inhabitants to either confront the issue or die of thirst.
CAST
Nadia Kaci
Leila Metssitane
Laurent Maurel
CREW
Screenwriter: Yacine Benelhadj
DOP: Hazem Berrabah
Editor: Noura Nefzi
Production Company(es)
Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel (AARC) (Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel), BL films
Producer(s)
Aarc Algérie
Lotfi Bouchouchi
FESTIVALS
Alexandria Film Festival For Mediterranean Countries
Carthage Film Festival (JCC)
Muscat International Film Festival
Festival Maghrébin du Film d'Oujda
Festival international de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Oran International Arabic Film Festival (FIOFA)
Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden

Awards
Best Arab Film at the Alexandria Film Festival For Mediterranean Countries
Best Director at the Alexandria Film Festival For Mediterranean Countries
Best Screenplay at the Alexandria Film Festival For Mediterranean Countries
Best Actress at the Alexandria Film Festival For Mediterranean Countries
Special Jury Prize at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC)
Best Screenplay at the Muscat International Film Festival
Grand Prize at the Muscat International Film Festival
Grand Prize at the Festival Maghrébin du Film d'Oujda
Grand Prize of the Afrique Connexion category at the Festival international de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Best Director at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival (FIOFA)
Best Director (Lotfi Bouchouchi) at the Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden
The film was Algeria’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards.

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