BIFF 2020
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Nardjes A.

Frankrike / Tyskland / Brasil / Algerie/ 2020/ 1 t. 20 min.
Karim Aïnouz
Juan Sarmiento G.
Marie-Pierre Macia, Christopher Zitterbart, Claire Gadéa, Richard Djoudi, Janaina Bernardes
An intense, gripping and hopeful documentary from the heart of the Algerian uprising

Intending to make a film about his father’s homeland, Karim Aïnouz travels to Algeria only to find himself in the midst of the protests against long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He immediately changes plans and turns his camera toward the young activist Nardjes, following her for 24 hours through chaotic protests and Alger’s bustling nightlife during International Women’s Day. NARDJES A. is an intense and hopeful portrait of a new generation of politically conscious Algerians, where the camera is always in the midst of the action.

Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz (Brazil) Selected filmography: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURIDÍCE GUSMÃO (Cine Latino 2020), CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (BIFF 2018), FUTURO BEACH (2014), MADAME SATÃ (2002)