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Kindil el Bahr

Director: Damien Ounouri
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Kindil el Bahr‏ is a bold and realistic treatment of the violence against women in the society that has never seen before in the Algerian cinema, in a way that impressed the audience.
The film is produced with the support of the Algerian Ministry of Culture and French Institute Algeria.
The film made its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
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2016/ Algeria - Kuwait - USA 40 min/ Fantasy, Horror
Original Title
Kindil el Bahr
During a beach outing with her family, a young mother is drowned by a group of men while swimming offshore. Anxiety and fear take hold of her family and also the townspeople especially as, soon after, others mysteriously start to die.
Adila Bendimerad
Nabil Asli
Souad Sebki
Aziz Boukerouni
Screenwriter: Adila Bendimerad
Damien Ounouri
DOP: Mohamed Tayeb Laggoune
Editor: Damien Ounouri
Adila Bendimerad
Matthieu Laclau
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Production Company(ies)
Linked Productions
Bang Bang Production
El Hadi Bouabdallah
Talal Al-Muhanna
film festivals
film festivals Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan, Morocco
film festivals Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film festivals Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
film festivals African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangier (FCAT), Spain and Morocco
film festivals Festival Regards Sur le Cinéma du Monde, France
film festivals Aspen Film Festival, USA
film festivals MedFilm Festival, Italy
film festivals Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
film awards
film awards Special Jury Prize and Honorable Mention at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Special Mention at the African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangier (FCAT), Spain and Morocco
Best Short Film Award at the Festival Regards Sur le Cinéma du Monde, France
Filmmaker to Filmmaker Award at the Aspen Film Festival, USA
Special Jury Award and Best Film from the Rossellini Jury of the Roberto Rossellini Institute at the MedFilm Festival, Italy
Audience Award for Best Short Narrative and Best Artistic Achievement in the Long Narrative competition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
“The film dealt with the topic of violence in Arab societies in a bold and realistic style that was never seen before in Algerian cinema.” Gamal Abd Alnasser - Youm 7 (Arabic)

“A story that takes your breath away and draws major festivals' attention.” Mohamed Alal - Elkhabar (Arabic)