Abou Leila

by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

Sélection 2019

ALGERIA / FRANCE / QATAR 2019 2h20 IN ARABIC (DARIJA / TAMASHAQ)

World premiere Competition Feature Film

Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two friends from childhood, travel through the desert looking for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. Their quest seems absurd, given that the Sahara has not been affected by the wave of attacks. Lofti has only one priority : to keep S. as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed. But the closest they get into the desert, the more they will be confronted with their own violence.