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OT: Kindil el Bahr

Damien Ounouri // Algeria, Kuwait, USA, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2016



Nfissa is enjoying an outing to the seaside with her family when she is surrounded by a group of men, who harass and abuse the young mother so much that she ends up drowning. On land meanwhile, uncertainty and despair reign. Nfissa’s husband calls the police, but her body is never found. Then, one by one, a mysterious series of deaths begins and male bathers are the victims. At the same time both political and fantastic, Kindil el Bahr – Medusa, the jelly fish – is inspired by ancient mythology about a sea creature capable of ruthless revenge. An Algerian horror film and an unusual parable on discrimination against women in the Arab world. The film will be shown in tandem with Dry Hot Summer.



Kindil el Bahr

Fiction Feature

Algerian, Arabic


Algeria, Kuwait, USA


40 min

OV with English subtitles

Damien Ounouri

Adila Bendimerad, Damien Ounouri

Adila Bendimerad, Nabil Asli, Souad Sebki, Aziz Boukerouni, Jawad Ayachi, Jawhara Ayachi

El Hadi Bouabdallah

Mohamed Tayeb Laggoune

Damien Ounouri, Adila Bendimerad, Matthieu Laclau

Fethi Nadjem, Cheb Khaled, Zahouania, Safy Boutella

L’Agence du court métrage

Bang Bang Production; Linked Productions; Monumental

Talal Al-Muhanna, Linked Productions: contacttalal@hotmail.com

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