Director: Narimane Mari
Runtime: 77 min
Date: Wed 9th April, 2014
‘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
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