TCAFF: The Man From Oran
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sat, Nov 7, 2015 9:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Dates Showing:November 7, 2015
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:TCAFF: The Man From Oran
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Drama
Release Year:2014
Runtime:128 min
Type:Feature Narrative
Awards:Best Director, New Horizons, Abu Dhabi, 2014
Best Actor (Lyes Salem), Angoulême, 2014
Namur FIFF, Official Competition, 2014
Best Film, Audience Award, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, 2014
Country:Algeria
France
Language:Arabic
French
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/117393956
Cast/Crew
Director:Lyès Salem
Producer:Isabelle Madelaine
Cinematographer:Pierre Cottereau
Editor:Florence Ricard
Principal Cast:Lyès Salem
Khaled Benaïssa
Djemel Barek
Amal Kateb
Najib Oudghiri
Sabrina Ouazani
Anne Zander
Abdou Boukefa
Screenwriter:Lyès Salem
Description

After five years toiling in the revolution, Djaffar (Salem), who calls himself The Man from Oran, emerges a war hero, and returns home to find his son is a much different person than he thought. The Man from Oran is also the story of two friends, Djaffar and Hamid (Benaïssa), who watch the promising future of Algeria deteriorate over the years, and secrets and betrayal drive them apart.

FILMMAKER

Lyes Salem was trained as an actor and directed his first short film, “Jean-Farès,” in 2001. He won a number of international awards and the César for Best Short Film in 2005 with “Cousines.” In 2008, he directed Masquerades, which was chosen to represent Algeria in the Oscars and was nominated for the Best First Film César in 2009. The Man From Oran is his second feature film.

 

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