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Until The Birds Return

A film by Karim Moussaoui
Rights:
Received the Fall Grant – Production Stage from the Doha Film Institute in 2015
The film criticizes the double standards in modern Arab societies.
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2017/ France - Germany - Algeria - Qatar
113 MIN/ Drama
Original Title
En Attendant Les Hirondelles
SYNOPSIS
Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings, and a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment. Three stories that plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.
CAST
Mohamed Djouhri
Sonia Mekkiou
Mehdi Ramdani
Hania Amar
Chawki Amari
Hassan Kachach
CREW
Screenwriter: Karim Moussaoui
Maud Adeline
DOP: David Chambille
Editor : Thomas Marchand
Production Company(ies)
Les Films Pelléas
Producer(s)
David Thion
Philippe Martin
Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), France
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Wihr d’Or Award and Best Director Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival
Quotes
“An intriguing first feature from writer-director Karim Moussaoui that explores the damaged emotional landscape of his homeland” The Hollywood Reporter- Jordan Mintzer
“It’s heartening to see such delicate stories of ordinary people come to the fore in a country whose filmmakers faces enormous hurdles” ScreenDaily – Lee Marshall