Algerian “Abu Laila” crowned “Da” award in Barcelona – thought and art – cinema


The feature film “Abu Laila”, directed by its Algerian director Amine Sidi Boumediene, was crowned with the criticism prize of the “Da” Film Festival in Barcelona, ​​according to the Algerian newspaper “An-Nahar”.

The Algerian movie “Abu Laila” is based on the black decade that Algeria has known, through the cinematic projection of two young men, “Samir and Lotfi”, who are chasing a dangerous terrorist in the desert called “Abu Laila”.

The director Amin Sidi Boumediene, previously known for his work titled “Tomorrow Algeria” and “Al-Jazeera”, produced his new work in southern Algeria for Tala Films, noting that it was shown in 2019 at the Cannes International Film Festival in France.

On the other hand, the Icelandic film “A Very White Day” by director “Helenoz El Mason” receives the “Talents” award for the best film in the festival, which was contested online.

There were 65 films between short and feature narrators in this international festival, which is a young festival that started in 2011 and aims to highlight emerging talents in directing and acting.



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