Algerian film ‘The Life After’ to premiere at Luxor African Film Festival

The film highlights the plight of women in conservative and judgmental societies.

Algerian filmmaker Anis Djaad’s The Life After is set to be featured at the 12th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), which will take place in the ancient Upper Egyptian city of Luxor from February 4 to 10, 2023.

The Life After will be screened on February 7 at 1 PM at the Culture Palace Luxor, with director Anis Djaad set to attend.

The film claimed two awards at the 2022 Carthage International Film Festival (JCC), which are the Tahar Cheriaa First Film Prize and the TV5 Monde Prize, along with the Fédération Africaine des Critiques Cinéma’s Le Prix FACC.

Set in Algeria, in a small village where Hajar, the cleaning woman and her son Jamil, are forced to move from one village to another in order to escape rumours about her. A story of misery and survival begins as Hajar fights to protect herself and her son from the criminals who inhabit the city.

Starring Lydia Larini, Ahmed Belmoumane, Djemel Barek, and Samir El-Hakim, The Life After is produced by Alegria Production (Moncef Delici). Meanwhile, MAD Solutions is managing the film’s distribution in the Arab world

The film received support from AFAC institution, Takmil workshop at Carthage Film Festival and CNC.

Anis Djaad was born in the capital of Algeria and educated in Bab El Oued. In 1996, he discovered the world of cinema when he was an assistant director in the film Franca Ya Franca by Jamal Lloyd. In 1997, he had to leave the cinema industry after the dismantling of the national film production company, but he hoped to return one day. The same year, he joined the national newspaper Le Soir from Algeria where he worked as a reporter.

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