Sun 15 - Tue 17 Mar

Chronicle of the Years of Fire

Cert. tbc

Classics, Festivals & Series

Autobiography & Autofiction

Waqai sanawat al-djamr

177 mins

in Arabic and French with EN subs

ALG | 1975 | dir. Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, with Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | 4K Restoration

This epic semi-autobiographical film recounting the Algerian uprising won its director the first Palme d’or in Cannes for an African film: ‘I tried to recount, with dignity and nobility, this uprising that then became the Algerian Revolution, (…) I looked inside myself for the honesty of a child, the eyes of the child I once was.’(Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina).

Restoration supported by the George Lucas Family Foundation

This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, created by The Film Foundation, FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna – to help locate, restore, and disseminate African cinema.

cineteca bologna world cinema project

the film foundation

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