EN RETARD POUR L'ENTERREMENT DE MA MÈRE / LATE FOR MY MOTHER'S FUNERAL

2013, Colour, France, Algeria, Focus on World Cinema (full length movies)

LATE FOR MY MOTHER'S FUNERAL

 

Production Team

Director : Penny Allen

Screenwriter : Penny Allen, la famille Zouhri

Cinematographer : Frederik Arens-Grandin

Editor : Nicole D.V. Berckmans, Frederick Arens-Grandin

Cast : Abdeljalil Zouhri, Souad Zouhri, Samira Zouhri, Zoulikka Zouhri

Music : James Cuomo, Messaoud Bellemou, Bentata Saïd

Film production and Sales : Penny Allen, 1 bis passage Duhesme, 75018 Paris (France), tél.: (+33-01) 40 27 81 80, allen.penny@wanadoo.fr / Cristal Communications, Paris (France), tél.: (+33-06) 11 64 70 90


 

Synopsis

Filmed in 3 countries over the course of 3 years, LATE FOR MY MOTHER'S FUNERAL is the intimate portrait of a Moroccan family residing in Algeria who are adrift following the death of their mother Zineb, a notorious smuggler of gold and precious jewels. This turbulent family story brings to life cross-border identities, the influence of political context on individual lives, and the importance of the mother figure in Arab/Islamic cultures.

 

Director

A Franco-American living in Paris, Penny Allen made her directorial debut in 1978 with PROPERTY, which was a prizewinner at the very first Sundance Festival, and she followed that with PAYDIRT in 1981. A writer, journalist and university teacher, she returned to directing in 2008 with A SOLDIER'S TALE and she recently made a documentary short, The Didier Connection (2013).


 

Projections

Thursday August 29, 2013 - 10:20 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Friday August 30, 2013 - 09:40 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Monday September 2, 2013 - 12:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15


 

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