Feature Documentary Competition | 100 min | 2019


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About the Film

In the tranquil solitude of the desert, Malika runs a small restaurant that offers omelets along with coffee and tea. She serves truckers, wanderers and drifters who pass through like fleeting apparitions. This oasis, though seemingly irrelevant to the outside world, tells of a country and its spirit. The winds of sand and silence speak volumes of the dramas and dreams of those who stop for a smoke, a beverage, or a conversation. Malika holds a treasure of stories that have become as much a part of her as she is of them.

Film Info

Section Feature Documentary Competition
Year 2019
Length 100 min
Language Arabic, French, English with subtitles in English
Country Algeria, France
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Hassen Ferhani
Screenplay Hassen Ferhani
Cinematography Hassen Ferhani
Music Taos Amrouche, Brian Eno, David Byrne, Qu’Ran
Editing Stéphanie Sicard, Nadia Ben Rachid, Nina Khada, Hassen Ferhani
Producer Narimane Mari, Olivier Boischot
Production Company Allers Retours Films, Centrale Électrique
Sound Design
Sound Mohamed Ilyas Guetal, Antoine Morin

Film Contacts

Directed by: Hassen Ferhani