Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Until the Birds Return
(En Attendant Les Hirondelles)

 

Year: 2017
Country: ALGERIA, FRANCE, GERMANY
Run Time: 113 minutes

Until the Birds Return
Until the Birds Return
Until the Birds Return
Until the Birds Return

Not your average feature film, UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN is a combination of three separate storylines, all of which take place in present-day Algeria. The first follows Mourad, a wealthy property developer in Algiers who finds difficulty connecting with his ex-wife, current wife, and son. After Mourad witnesses the beating of a stranger and fails to call the police, the incident haunts him. The second storyline picks up with Djabil, who has agreed to drive a man and his daughters from Algiers to Biskra, where one of the daughters is to be married. The third and final storyline focuses on Dahman, a neurologist who runs into trouble after a woman accuses him of a serious crime. Both intriguing and amusing, the abrupt changes in perspective throughout the film create a unique cinematic experience, inviting the viewer to embrace some of the many stories Algeria has to tell. (In Arabic and French with subtitles) —G.S.

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Sidebars
African Diaspora
Voices of the Arab World

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Karim Moussaoui

Karim Moussaoui was born in 1976 in Jijel, Algeria. For a number of years he worked as an assistant for film directors Tariq Teguia and Nadir Moknache. He works as a film programmer in Algiers. UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN won the Special Jury Award at the Gijon International Film Festival.

Filmography
UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN (2017)

Producers
Philippe Martin, David Thion

Screenwriting
Karim Moussaoui, Maud Ameline

Cinematography
David Chambille

Editing
Thomas Marchand

Principal Cast
Mohamed Djouhri, Hania Amar, Hassan Kachach, Mehdi Ramdani, Nadia Kaci

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