Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rachid Bouchareb's Topical New Feature 'Road to Istambul' to Premiere in Berlin

French-born Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb's new film "Road to Istanbul" (La route des lacs) is premiering at this year's Berlinale in the Panorama section. This is a film that looks particularly interesting to me as it deals with a mother and her only daughter - a 20-year-old who has left Belgium to join ISIS. Bouchareb's artfully crafted films "Dust of Life," "Days of Glory," and "Outside the Law" were nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, making Algeria the African country with the most nominations in the category and solidifying the director as the most important figure in North African cinema today. Intentional sales...

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