In the first of a short series of articles in Variety's UniFrance Rendez-vous Dailies on directors and French productions pushing the boundaries of freedom in the Arab world, Variety talks to…
Mislabeled a documentary by certain festivals, Narimane Mari's quasi-hallucinatory reverie takes an experimental approach to the subject of war.
The Algerian Ministry of Culture and Los Angeles-based American company Cinema Libre Studio have signed an agreement to co-produce a movie based on Algerian leader Abd El-Kader.
Considered Algeria's most important living director, Merzak Allouache delivers one of his best films with this multi-stranded tale.
Viggo Mortensen is set for his first French-language role in helmer-scribe David Oelhoffen's "Loin des hommes" (Far From Men).
A worthy subject gets stodgily didactic treatment in "Zabana!," Said Ould-Khelifa's hagiography of Algerian independence fighter Ahmed Zabana.
A prize-winning photographer returns to Algeria after 20 years to get her Islamist brother out of prison in Rachid Benhadj's histrionic "Perfumes of Algiers."
JOHANNESBURG -- Algeria has selected Said Ould-Khelifa's "Zabana!" in the race for a nomination in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
Algeria's fratricidal battle between the government and fundamentalists is played at the micro level in Djamila Sahraoui's three-hander "Yema."
A lovely, elegant and stirring look at one man's memories of being a fighter for Algeria's liberation from French colonialism, Damien Ounouri's "Fidai" marks a striking advance in Arabic documentary…