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Until the End of Time

Director: Yasmine Chouikh
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The film has toured more than 50 festivals worldwide, reaping plenty of awards.
It was Algeria’s official submission to the Oscars.
It was the opening film for Cairo’s International Women’s Film Festival.
The film was screened at Cannes Film Festival’s UAE pavilion, partnership between Dubai Film Market and Marché du film.
It is the second time Algeria has submitted a film by a female director to the Oscars.
The film is the director’s first feature film.
The film’s script is a surprising one, as it uses death as a funny metaphor to depict the ongoing reality of the Algerian society.
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2017/ Algeria - UAE94 min/ Comedy, Drama
Original Title
Ila Akhir Ezaman
SYNOPSIS
Sometimes all what it takes is one encounter to change everything around! Aging Joher decides to arrange her own funeral to make sure her grave is close to that of her late sister. While she sets out to make that happen, she comes across Ali….an encounter that turns their lives around!
CAST
Djillali Boudjemaa
Djamila Arres
Mohamed Takkerat
Imen Noel
CREW
Screenwriter: Yasmine Chouikh
DOP: Semcheddine Touzene
Editor: Yamina Bachir
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Production Company(ies)
Makingof Films
CADC
Producer(s)
Karima Chouikh
film festivals
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, Egypt
Festival Méditerranéen De Annaba, Algéria
Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
Festival Des Cinémas Du Monde De Sherbrooke, Canada
ONDA Festival, Algéria
Festival International De Gabes, Tunisia
Festival Du Film Arabe De Corée, South Korea
Festival De Granada Ciné Del Sur, Spain
Festival Caravan Bilbao, Spain
Festival International du Rai d'Oujda, Morrocco
Festival Des Cinémas Arabes a Paris, France,
Festival Caravan Cin Invisible Oaxaca, Mexico
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Festival Racont'arts, Algéria
Festival Du Cinéma Africain De Lausanne, Switzerland
Les Rencontre Cinématographique De Bejaia, Algéria
Arab Film Festival Amman, Jordan
Festival International du Film de Femmes de Salé, Morocco
Festival Aflam Du Sud, Bruxelles, Belgium
Algérie En Mouvement, Saint Ouen, France
Festival International Du Film Francophone De Namur, Belgium
Religion Today Film Festival, Italy
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arab Film Festival, Tübingen, Germany
Festival Du Livre Et Du Film De Moans Sartroux, France
Festival Du Film Arabe De Fameck, France
Festival CINEALMA, France
Festival Aube Cinéma Bale, Switzerland
Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani, Spain
International Unseen Film Festival, Spain
L'Algérie Se Raconte, France
Carthage Film Festival (JCC ), Tunisia
Festival Du Monde Arabe De Montréal (FMA), Montréal, Canada
Festival Internacional de Cinema non Competitivo Cineeuropa 31, Compostelle, Spain
Festival International Du Film d’Amiens, France
Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
Le Panorama du Cinéma Algérien, France
Festival du film Franco Arabe Noisy le Sec, France
Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, Morocco
Pune International Film Festival, India
Le Festival Films Femmes Afrique, Sénégal
Festival International du Premier Film d'Annonay, France
Bangalore International Film Festival, India
Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de La Télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Burkina Faso
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
Festival International Du Film d'Aubagne, France
Femme Revolution Film Fest, Mexico
African Film Festival New Zealand, New Zealand
Festival Cinémas du Sud, France
Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique, Canada
Brussels Film Festival, Belgium
film awards
Wihr d'Or for Best Film at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Southern Film Award at the Brussels Film Festival, Belgium
Award for Best Male Performance at the Festival International du Film de Femmes de Salé, Morocco
Best Film and Best Leading Actress at the Festival Méditerranéen De Annaba, Algeria
Best Film, Best Leading Actor and Critics Award at the Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
Alhambra del Plata Award at the Festival De Granada Ciné Del Sur, Spain
Best Film at the Festival Aflam Du Sud, Belgium
Special Jury Award at the Festival International du Premier Film d'Annonay, France
First Film Award at the Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de La Télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Burkina Faso
Religion Seen by the Eyes of Women Award at the Religion Today Film Festival, Italy
Quotes
“Death in the Arab world is a sacred topic and perceived as the only thing that can lift people out of life’s endless suffering and evil. However, Until the End of Time film by Yasmine Chouikh is one that upholds the value of life and love, even on the land of the dead.” Amal Magdy - Filfan (Arabic)

“The Algerian director, Yasmine Chouikh employed visual metaphors in the film in an extraordinary way. Despite the darkness of the general circumstances, the cinematography included bright scenes to match the mise en scene and the characters’ psychology and to open gates for hope.” Mohamed Ashoeika - Al Arab (Arabic)