Luk
Hassen Ferhani
Algeria, France
2019
100
min

143 Sahara Street

Show trailer
One of this year's surprise hits in the festival world is the charming and multi-award-winning Algerian film about a woman who runs a café in the Sahara desert.

The Sahara desert is also called 'the great void'. And in the middle of the desert's nothingness, the charismatic Malika is running a café, where tired travellers can have a cup of tea, an omelette or a chat. Unmarried and alone with her cat Mimi – and yet. There are plenty of guests in Malika's house. Lonely lorry drivers, motorcyclists and entire groups of young men who start both singing and dancing. There is in fact life in the desert, and this life is captured by Ferhan Hasseni with humour and an artist's attention to detail. But when night falls and the Arab electronic music pulsates into the night, the winds of both change and madness start blowing. Hassen Ferhani's multi-award-winning festival darling is produced by the CPH:DOX winner Narimane Mari ('Bloody Beans', 2013).

Title
143 Sahara Street
Director(s)
Hassen Ferhani
Countries
Algeria, France
Run time, min
100
Premiere status
Producer
Narimane Mari, Olivier Boischot
Year
2019
Sprog
Sales Contact
Ramonda Inc.
Sprog