Director: Lyes Salem
Starring: Lyes Salem, Sarah Reguieg, Mohamed Bouchaib
Algeria/France, 2009, 1 hour 32 minutes, Arabic & French with English subtitles
Winner of 2 Awards at the Dubai International Film Festival
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A delightful executed farce about the wedding-that-never-was, this delivers sharp character comedy, trenchant social satire and a real sense of the interplay between the domestic and public spheres in Algerian village life. Things get out of hand when status-hungry, Mounir, the proud and possessive brother of narcoleptic Rym, drunkenly boasts that his sister is engaged to a mythical European businessman. Rym however, is determined to marry Mounir‘s best friend who hasn’t yet had the courage to ask for her hand.
A tremendously enjoyable film, this has real warmth and heart with its beautifully written script and nicely judged performances.
Y rhyngberthynas rhwng y domestig a’r cyhoeddus mewn bywyd gwledig yn Algeria sydd yma, lle mae ymddangosiad a statws yn bwysig.
Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard
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