♥ → 

143 Sahara Street

OT: 143 rue du désert

Hassen Ferhani // Algeria, France, Qatar, 2019
Documentary Feature // FF2019



DOCUMENTARY An anti-road movie of stories from life in the desert. Malika has a little kiosk in the middle of the sandy wastes of the Algerian desert. A tiny cosmos of wind, sand and silence, cut off from the outside world, that has very few visitors. Truckers, neighbours or dreamers, whoever comes by is greeted by Malika with great hospitality. Over a cup of tea or a cigarette all the stories seem to come together. Every encounter is a meeting of personal destinies, reflecting a country and its soul.


HASSEN FERHANI (*1986) uses reality to tell stories in his films. As in his debut Roundabout in My Head (2015) 143 Sahara Street is neither fictional nor purely documentary.



143 rue du désert

Documentary Feature



Algeria, France, Qatar


100 min

OV with English subtitles

Hassen Ferhani

Hassen Ferhani

Malika, Chawki Amari, Samir Elhakim

Narimane Mari, Olivier Boischot

Hassen Ferhani

Stéphanie Sicard, Nadia Ben Rachid, Nina Khada, Hassen Ferhani

Centrale électrique; Allers Retours Films

Pascale Ramonda: pascale@pascaleramonda.com

Sponsors and Partners