ABOU LEILA, directed by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
Amin Sidi-Boumédiène (L’Atelier 2016) releases his new film “ABOU LEILA”, selected at the 2019 Critics’ Week.
Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two friends from childhood, travel through the desert looking for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. Their quest seems absurd, given that the Sahara has not been affected by the wave of attacks. Lofti has only one priority: to keep S. as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed. But the closest they get into the desert, the more they will be confronted with their own violence.
In theatres on July 15th. With Slimane Benouari, Lyes Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga and Meryem Medjkane.