Doha Festival: A film by Merzak Alouache awarded
The film by Algerian director Merzak Alouache, entitled “Normal”, which deals with the disillusionment of Algerian youth, was awarded at the Doha-ribeca Film Festival.
- The film by Algerian director Merzak Alouache, entitled “Normal”, which deals with the disillusionment of Algerian youth, was awarded at the Doha-ribeca Film Festival.
- Alouache’s work received the award for best feature film at the festival of Doha, which ended Saturday night in Qatar. The latter dedicated his prize to the Syrian people who struggle for freedom and democracy. The award was received from the President of the jury and Syrian director Mohamed Malas.
- The film which deals with the disillusionment of Arab youth was appreciated by the jury for its ability to courageously express what is happening in Arab countries and reveal the suppression system.
- The Best Director was awarded to Arab Rochdi Zem for "Omar killed me", emblematic title and famous phrase in the case Raddad, in which a Moroccan gardener was convicted in France for the murder of his boss and then pardoned after seven years in prison.
- The Best Arab Documentary went to "The Virgin, the Copts and Me" by Franco-Egyptian director Namir Abdel Messeeh.
- The award for best Arab documentary filmmaker went to the Lebanese Rania Stephan for "The three disappearances of Souad Hosni," a tribute to the Egyptian actress tragically disappeared in 2001.
- The festival began on Tuesday with the film "Black Gold" of French Jean-Jacques Annaud, made partly in Qatar, which tells the saga of the discovery of oil.
- The Tribeca Film Festival was founded by actor Robert De Niro to revive cultural life in Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, 2001. It is organized in Doha for the third consecutive year.
- Ennaharonline/ M. O.