SEARCH:

Home > Our Catalog > Algeria > Desert Ark, The & Daratt (Dry Season)
 
 
Desert Ark, The & Daratt (Dry Season)
[L'arche Du Désert]
 
 
Desert Ark, The & Daratt (Dry Season)

Type:
Feature Film

Director:
Mohamed Chouikh

Year:
1997

Time:
90 minutes

Produced by:
Rachid Diguer

Edited by:
Yamina Chouikh

Language:
Arabic with English subtitles
    Winner! Best Cinematography
- FESPACO


Great African Films, Vol. 3: The Desert Ark and Daratt (Dry Season) The third installment in this series of award-winning films from Africa includes Mohamed Chouikh's The Desert Ark, Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love, their forbidden relationship pitting family against family. And Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Dry Season is a subtle and often surprising film from Chad about the relationship between a young man and his father’s killer set at the end of the country’s civil war when the government has granted amnesty to war criminals.

THE DESERT ARK (1997)
Romeo and Juliet in the Algerian desert. Amin and Myriam are secretly in love. Their families are rivals and when their relationship is discovered, conflict is inevitable. From inside the cave where they have taken refuge, the two young people hear the cries of a senseless murderous raid. A universal metaphor to denounce the horror of all extremist violence, The Desert Ark is a splendid and terrifying visualization of contemporary reality.

DARATT (DRY SEASON) (2006)
The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. Atim leaves his village for N’djamena, seeking a man he does not know. He quickly locates him: former war criminal Nassara is now married and settled down as the owner of a small bakery. With the firm intention of killing him, Atim gets closer to Nassara under the guise of looking for work, and is hired as an apprentice baker. Intrigued by Atim's attitude toward him, Nassara takes him under his wing and teaches him the secrets of making bread. Over the weeks, a strange relationship evolves between the two. Despite his disgust, Atim seems to recognise in Nassara the father figure he has always needed, while Nassara sees the teenager as a potential son. One day, he suggests adoption.

| Chad | 2006 | 95min | drama in French and Arabic with English subtitles | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Dir. |

PREVIEW CLIP:
no Real Player clip
no Windows Media clip
 
Buy For Home Use:
 
Buy For Institutional Use:
   
 
     
 

Home | Home Video Sales | In Theaters | Institutional Sales | Events | Festivals
TV Sales | Stock Footage | Order Info | About Us | Contact Us

don't use this lure --> contact us <-- don't use this email address