THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE, MIGHT AS WELL GET WARM

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World premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors' Fortnight
Received Production Grants from Région Occitanie, AFAC, and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée
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2023/ France43 min/ Drama
Original Title
Axxam Yaṛɣa, Maqaṛ Ansaḥmu
SYNOPSIS
Yanis — a young Kabyle man — is leaving for Paris, so, he goes to the nearby village to tie up some loose ends. There he learns of the death of a childhood friend and meets another at the funeral.
A mishap in a café turns his last day in the backwaters of an earthy and soggy Algeria into a road movie; at first desperate, then thoughtful and melancholic.
CAST
Mehdi Ramdani
Mohamed Lefkir

CREW

Screenwriter: Mouloud Aït Liotna
DOP: Jowan Le Besco
Editor: Esther Frey

Production Company(ies)
Avant la Nuit
Producer(s)

Benjamin Costes and Thibaut Amri

film festivals
Cannes Film Festival’s Directors' Fortnight, France (Official Selection)
Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez, France
Bejaia Film Encounters, Algeria
Cinemed - Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier, France
Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique du pays d'Apt, France