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The Blessed

1h 42m Fiction 2017

Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal tells about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them. At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.

Programmer's Note: Caught between the wounds of the past, the challenges of the present and the uncertainty of the future, The Blessed uncovers a nation torn in half. It captures a transitional moment in the history of Algeria, a moment of growth that foreshadows what led the Algerian citizens to unite in 2019 and claim a country they wouldn’t need to leave.


Sofia Djama


French, Arabic


Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar


Bac Films