Bloody Beans

Bloody Beans

Bloody Beans


Director: Narimane Mari
Country: Algeria/France
Runtime: 77 min
Venue: ICA
Date: Wed 9th April, 2014
Time: 9pm


‘Radical, original and playful’ was how the Copenhagen Film Festival described 2013 Prize-winner Bloody Beans. Trance-like and hallucinatory, it follows a group of children during Algeria’s War of Independence, reduced to a diet of ‘bloody beans’ until they loot a French Army base and abduct a soldier. With a poetic realism recalling the works of Jean Vigo, this unique film brilliantly captures the violence and absurdity of war. ‘Simultaneously charming and thematically complex… spectacular’ IndieWire 


In partnership with Open City Docs

 Open City Docs is a London film organisation based at UCL and working with a variety of partners to deliver film screenings and live events, training programmes and projects throughout the year including MyStreetOpen City Docs School and the annual international documentary festival Open City Docs Fest