Hassen Ferhani / 100´ / 2019 / Algeria

Direction: Hassen Ferhani
Production: Narimane Mari
Cinematography: Hassen Ferhani
Editing: Stéphanie Sicard, Nadia Ben Rachid, Nina Khada, Hassen Ferhani
Sound: Mohamed Ilyas Guetal

In the middle of the Algerian sahara, in her relay, a woman writes her History. She welcomes, for a cigarette, a coffee or eggs, truckers, wandering beings and dreams… Her name is Malika.

Hassen Ferhani was born in Algiers in 1986. From 2003 to 2008, he co-hosted the film club of the Chrysalide association in Algiers. In 2006, he directed his first film, a short fiction film Les Baies d’Alger, selected in official competition by several international festivals. In 2008, he participated in the FEMIS summer training and directed a short documentary Le vol du 140, and in 2010, he co-directed a documentary film Afric Hotel. Tarzan, Don Quichotte et nous directed in 2013 has been presented at Visions du Réel and FID Marseille as well as in several international festivals. Roundabout in my head his first multi-primed feature film was released in February 2016.