Salem Brahimi

2010 Africa Ιs Back (co-direction: Chergui Kharroubi)
2014 Abd El-Kader
2014 Maintenant ils peuvent venir/Let Them Come

He is an Algerian and French producer and director, born in London in 1972. After co-directing with Chergui Kharroubi the feature length documentary Africa Is Back about the 2009 Panafrican Festival of Algiers, he directed in 2013 another feature documentary Abd El Kader. In 2014 he directed another feature film, fiction this time. As a producer he produced and co-produced both documentaries and fictions, among others Mon Colonel by Laurent Herbiet and Cartouches Gauloises by Mehdi Charef, both co-produced with Michèle Ray-Gavras, or Selves and Others – A portrait of Edward Said by Emmanuel Hamon.

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Let Them Come / Salem Brahimi

The late 80s. Idols of the past are staggering in Algeria as in the rest of the world. Socialism is in its death throes. Algeria is importing new idols. Which one will win out? IMF-inspired capitalism? Or Afghan-style Islamism? For Nouredine, a civil servant with literary aspirations, there is only one idol to be challenged: his mother. Nouredine will marry the beautiful Yasmina under maternal orders and have a child, Kamel. Soon after this, everything goes wrong: first his marriage, then the whole country that stumbles into violence under Islamist pressure. Nouredine and Yasmina will try to make their way in a society that is collapsing, under absurdity and into Islamist fanaticism and barbarity...

Director:Salem Brahimi
Script:Arezki Mellal, Salem Brahimi, based on the novel Maintenant ils peuvent venir by Arezki Mellal
Cinematography:Leonidas Arvanitis
Editing:Yorgos Lamprinos
Sound:Julien Sicart, Jérôme Gonthier, Karen Blum
Music:Eric Neveux
With:Amazigh Kateb (Nouredine), Rachida Brakni (Yasmina), Mohamed Ali Allalou (Salah), Farida Saboundji (Mother Nouredine)
World Sales:KG Productions, France T. +33 1 4972 0666 F. +33 1 4972 0672
Producer:Michèle Ray-Gavras, Costa Gavras
Production:KG Productions (France), AARC, Battam Films (Algeria)
Production Country:France-Algeria
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 22:30 | ID:247
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 09, 2015 - 13:30 | ID:343