Samir dans la poussière

Mohamed Ouzine
France, Algeria, Qatar, 60 min
International Premiere

In a mountainous and arid region, Samir lives off oil smuggling. He trans- ports the merchandise on the back of a mule from his Algerian village to the Moroccan border. Filmed by his uncle, Samir gradually reveals his aspirations, and his desire for a different life. He has resigned himself and seems, a little paradoxically, via a complex connection with the region where he grew up, to be imprisoned by the horizon.This portrait of Samir finds its reflection, in the negative, in that of the director Mohamed Ouzine, and his equally ambiguous, although opposing, relationship with this territory. He lives in France, and has come back to these lands to find answers, to understand where he comes from. The camera’s fascination for the landscapes is met by the incomprehension of Samir, who sees in them only sand and rocks. Impressionist images draw a line between the two, leading from the shadows to the light, from the trivial to the sublime, and perhaps reveal what keeps Samir, in spite of everything, in the infiniteness of these landscapes.
Mourad Moussa

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Duration
60 min
Year
2015
Country
France, Algeria, Qatar
Sections
Compétition Internationale Moyens Métrages
Films W/O World Sales
Premiere
International Premiere
Language
Arabic
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Maud Martin
Sales Contact
Maud Martinmaudmartin@limagedapres.fr+33640234330

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