Several Algerian featured films, short films and documentaries are on the program for the 31st Carthage Film Day, scheduled from December 18 to 23 in Tunis without official competition, the organizers announced.
The organizers of this film event dedicated to African and Arab cinema have chosen to hold the event face-to-face and to cancel the competition.
In the “Best of short films” section, the organizers have chosen to screen “The days before” (2014) by Karim Moussaoui, “Khouya” or “My brother” (2010) by Yanis Koussim, “Demokratia” or “Democracy” (2002) by Malek Bensmail, ” Lumdja “(2015) by Omar Belkacemi, and” The neighbor “(1990) by Belkacem Hadjadj.
The documentary “Fi Rassi rond point” produced in 2016 by Hassan Ferhani and twice awarded at the Jcc, will be on the “Favorite” section of this edition.
This particular edition of Jcc offers the public a series of portraits, retracing the life of 14 Arab-African directors, including Algerian filmmakers Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina, Merzak Allouache, Abdelkrim Bahloul and Rachid Bouchareb.
After a first postponement, the organizers of the Carthage Cinematographic Days opted for a face-to-face edition, in strict compliance with preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus, in addition to holding drive-in screenings. However, the Jcc have canceled the official competition for this 31st edition.