30.09. - 09.10.2021

143 Sahara Street Algeria, France, Qatar 2019 | 100 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Hassen Ferhani

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.

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Original title: 143 rue du désert
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Algerian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Hassen Ferhani
Screenplay: Hassen Ferhani
Cast: Malika, Chawki Amari, Samir Elhakim
Producer: Narimane Mari, Olivier Boischot
Director of Photography: Hassen Ferhani
Production Design:
Editor: Stéphanie Sicard, Nadia Ben Rachid, Nina Khada, Hassen Ferhani
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
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World Sales:
Production: Centrale électrique; Allers Retours Films
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