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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

L' Arche Amira Louadah

العرش

Around the concrete columns of an unfinished building, Hamdeh and his trainees create a makeshift gym. The dystopian landscape is the canvas on which Amira Louadah constructs her powerful short, L’Arche. What first starts as a factual documentary, soon transforms into a philosophical exploration. The filmmaker reveals Algerian society’s past and present malaises by investigating existential issues around ideas of struggle, migration and land. The film culminates with a liturgical chant while the men train as they seek to defend themselves against an undefinable metaphysical evil that threatens them.
— Editorial Team

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

L' Arche

  • Country : Algeria, France
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Algerian
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 10 MIN
  • Cinematography : Nadjib Brahim-Djelloul
  • Editing : Yacine Arab
  • Editing : Amira Louadah
  • Sound Design : Assia Khemici
Filmography of Amira Louadah :

Un Dîner Non-Newtonien (2017)
La grosse moula ou li michan (2020)

The film’s journey :

FID Marseille | World premiere, Renaud Victor Award

Camden Film Festival | Official Competition

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