143 RUE DU DÉSERT
Algeria, France 2019 – Director: Hassen Ferhani – Original language: Arabic – Subtitles: English
Sand as far as the eye can see. Passing through the middle of this desert land runs the Trans-Sahara Highway. A small stone block lies on its edge: Malika’s kiosk. Here she prepares tea and omelettes for her patrons: lorry drivers, adventurers, dreamers and seekers.
English/Original Title: 143 SAHARA STREET. Writer: Hassen Ferhani. Camera: Hassen Ferhani. Sound: Mohamed Ilyas Guetal / Sound design : Antoine Morin. Editing: Stéphanie Sicard / Nadia Ben Rachid / Nina Khada / Hassen Ferhani. Production: CENTRALE ELECTRIQUE & ALLERS RETOURS FILMS. Producer: Narimane Mari & Olivier Boischot. Length: 100 min.
Hassen Ferhani was born in Algiers in 1986. His first short film LES BAIES D'ALGER was selected in official competition by several international festivals. In 2008, he participated in a summer program of LA FEMIS filmschool in Paris. His first feature film DANS MA TÊTE UN ROND-POINT, about the slaughterhouses in Algiers, was shown at DOK.fest München in 2016.
DANS MA TÊTE UN ROND-POINT, DZ/FR/LB/NL 2015, 100 Min.
TARZAN, DON QUICHOTTE ET NOUS, FR/DZ 2013, 18 Min.
AFRIC HOTEL, FR 2011, 52 Min.