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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
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Cairo International Women's Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Festival Méditerranéen De Annaba, Algéria
film festivals Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
film festivals Festival Des Cinémas Du Monde De Sherbrooke, Canada
film festivals ONDA Festival, Algéria
film festivals Festival International De Gabes, Tunisia
film festivals Festival Du Film Arabe De Corée, South Korea
film festivals Festival De Granada Ciné Del Sur, Spain
film festivals Festival Caravan Bilbao, Spain
film festivals Festival International du Rai d'Oujda, Morrocco
film festivals Festival Des Cinémas Arabes a Paris, France,
film festivals Festival Caravan Cin Invisible Oaxaca, Mexico
film festivals Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
film festivals Festival Racont'arts, Algéria
film festivals Festival Du Cinéma Africain De Lausanne, Switzerland
film festivals Les Rencontre Cinématographique De Bejaia, Algéria
film festivals Arab Film Festival Amman, Jordan
film festivals Festival International du Film de Femmes de Salé, Morocco
film festivals Festival Aflam Du Sud, Bruxelles, Belgium
film festivals Algérie En Mouvement, Saint Ouen, France
film festivals Festival International Du Film Francophone De Namur, Belgium
film festivals Religion Today Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Arab Film Festival, Tübingen, Germany
film festivals Festival Du Livre Et Du Film De Moans Sartroux, France
film festivals Festival Du Film Arabe De Fameck, France
film festivals Festival CINEALMA, France
film festivals Festival Aube Cinéma Bale, Switzerland
film festivals Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani, Spain
film festivals International Unseen Film Festival, Spain
film festivals L'Algérie Se Raconte, France
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC ), Tunisia
film festivals Festival Du Monde Arabe De Montréal (FMA), Montréal, Canada
film festivals Festival Internacional de Cinema non Competitivo Cineeuropa 31, Compostelle, Spain
film festivals Festival International Du Film d’Amiens, France
film festivals Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
film festivals Le Panorama du Cinéma Algérien, France
film festivals Festival du film Franco Arabe Noisy le Sec, France
film festivals Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, Morocco
film festivals Pune International Film Festival, India
film festivals Le Festival Films Femmes Afrique, Sénégal
film festivals Festival International du Premier Film d'Annonay, France
film festivals Bangalore International Film Festival, India
film festivals Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de La Télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Burkina Faso
film festivals Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
film festivals Festival International Du Film d'Aubagne, France
film festivals Femme Revolution Film Fest, Mexico
film festivals African Film Festival New Zealand, New Zealand
film festivals Festival Cinémas du Sud, France
film festivals Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique, Canada
film festivals Brussels Film Festival, Belgium
film awards
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)