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Berlin Premiere: "Le Puits/The Well" (Engl. Subs) with Director Lotfi Bouchouchi in Attendance

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InfoTickets: 7,50€; ermäßigt: Berlinpass, etc.; 030 283 46 03; http://www.hoefekino.de/

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"The Well" tells the trepeditions of an Algerian village embargoed by French soliders during war-torn Algeria under French colonialism. In the middle of the Algerian War of Independence, soldiers of the French army suspect a village in southern Algeria to host the mujahideen having decimated a French commando. The soldiers surround the village and the vulnerable villagers are gradually faced with thirst. The villagers soon realize that they have to either confront the soldiers, either die of thirst trapped within the walls of the village.

Award-winning Filmaker Lotfi Bouchouchi presents a unique non-binary take on Algeria's struggle under French rule. Departing from all the codes of the genre, Mr Bouchouchi adopts a radically new vision and narrates his story from the perspective of women and men disrupted in their everyday life and faced with a threat to their survival. The Well is a strong historical drama where we get to meet the vulnerable individual in the centre of the conflict.

"The Well" has been nominated to represent Algeria at the next Academy Awards 2017.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Lotfi Bouchouchi and Nora Lafi (ZMO) as well as a small reception in the foyer.

An event by AfricAvenir in cooperation with Hackesche Höfe Kino and Zentrum Moderner Orient.

Media Partners: Africiné, Club der Freunde von RFI, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Humboldt Universität

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/<wbr />watch?v=_yKe42fyq6I

Lotfi Bouchouchi
Born in 1964 in Algiers in a family of filmmakers, Lotfi Bouchouchi graduated from the School of Cinema of Paris. In the early 1990s, he was the first assistant Merzak Alouache and Mohamed Chouikh. Lotfi Bouchouchi is a production manager for the Algerian national television, covering news for foreign channels and news agencies.

Director: Lotfi Bouchouchi
Writer: Yacine Mohamed Benelhadj
Cast: Nadia Kaci, Leila Metssitane, Laurent Maurel
DOP: Hazem Berrabah
Producer: AARC, BL Films

Tickets: 7,50 € (Reductions possible), contact www.hoefekino.de

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