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Filmmaker: Djamila Sahraoui
Sat 6 Apr, 6pm, Barbican Cinemas
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A Greek tragedy in a country at war with itself, Yema plays out Algeria's fratricidal civil conflict through an intimate family saga.
Algeria/France, 2012, 90 min
Winner: Federation of International Film Critics Award for Best Feature & Best Director, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Grand Prix, Algerian International Film Festival, 2012
Warda grieves for her son, killed by his Islamic insurgent brother, with only her beloved garden for company. But all is not as it seems in this searing modern drama, widely acclaimed for its Venice premiere and beautifully shot against staggering desert landscapes.
Presented with thanks to The May Fair Hotel, supporting our 2013 visiting filmmaker programme.
"Stunning... an epic tale recounted on a human scale"