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The Well

Director: Lotfi Bouchouchi
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The film is Algeria’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards.
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2016/ Algeria96 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
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Screenwriter: Yacine Benelhadj
DOP: Hazem Berrabah
Editor: Noura Nefzi
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Production Company(ies)
Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel (AARC) (Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel)
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Producer(s)
Aarc Algérie
Lotfi Bouchouchi
film festivals
film festivals Carthage Film Festival
film festivals Alexandria Film Festival For Mediterranean Countries
film festivals Muscat International Film Festival
film festivals Muscat International Film Festival
film festivals Festival Maghrébin du Film d'Oujda
film festivals Festival international de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique, Canada
film festivals Oran International Arabic Film Festival (FIOFA)
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
film awards
film 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), Sweden
Quotes
“In making The Well, director Lotfi Bouchouchi wanted to tell the story of the Algerian Revolution from a more novel perspective than the typical war movie, namely that of the innocent women and children caught in its crossfire.” TheWrap - Brian Welk