Maï Masri, Leïla Kilani, Salah Badis, Vernis Rouge
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Maï Masri, Leïla Kilani, Salah Badis, Vernis Rouge
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Maï Masri, Leïla Kilani, Salah Badis, Vernis Rouge

The winner of the Grand Prix at the Fameck Arab Film Festival, "Indivision" is Leïla Kilani's second feature-length film after her highly acclaimed "Sur les planche". The director tells the story of a family meeting up the ancestral family home La Mansouria, in the hills around Tangiers. Selling some land to a property developer would make them millionaires but the plan encounters difficulties. Screened on 25 November 2023 at the Franco-Arab Film Festival in Noisy-le-Sec.

Salah Badi's characters Kahina, Maria, Imen, Madjid and Mrs Djouzi look back on their lives and consider the scars of the past from 1980s Algeria to the Hirak in 2019. "Des choses qui arrivent" a collection of novellas translated from Arabic by Lotfi Nia, is jointly published by Philippe Rey and Barzakh, in the new Khamsa collection dedicated to Arabic fiction from North Africa.

Maï Masri's latest documentary is devoted to the Lebanese capital. "Beyrouth: l'oeil du cyclone" looks back on the trauma following the explosion in the port through the eyes of artists (including Noel and Michelle Keserwany, winner of the Golden Bear at the last Berlinale for "Les Chenilles"). On November 25, 2023, the day after the screening of her films "Enfants de Chatila" and "Beyrouth: l'oeil du cyclone", the director is giving a masterclass for the Franco-Arab Film Festival in Noisy-le-Sec.

Vernis Rouge: a new upcoming talent on the French-speaking scene. The singer recently released "Corps sauvages", a second more personal album paying tribute to the Lebanon she loves. Report from Nicolas George and Camille Balland.

#Atmosphère, with the guests' cultural picks.

Guests: Maï Masri, war reporter and filmmaker; Leïla Kilani, director; Salah Badis, journalist, poet, writer and translator.

Presenter: Mohamed Kaci.