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First steps of the Maghreb Cinema

From September 20, 2010 until October 26, 2010

Casa Árabe brings to Almeria this four film season representing the first works integrally realized and produced in the Maghreb.

Its show allows to reconstruct the Cinema History from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.


HuellasWechma, by Hamid Bennani (Morocco, 1970).

This film is considered to be an indisputable masterpiece of the Moroccan cinema, diametrically opposed to the classical tale. The story places an orphan, emblematic hero of an initiation trip, as the centre of an original narrative mechanism.

Omar Gatlato
, by Merzak Allouache (Algeria, 1976).
Omar Gatlato
This work marks the start of a new stage in Algerian cinema, which breaks with the films on revolutionary topics made during the previous years to focus its critical look on the day to day life of the new generation.

Días y díasOh the Days!, by Ahmed El Maanouni (Morocco, 1978).
This full-length film emblematically marks the new Arab cinema. Directed in precarious conditions with amateur actors, the film is an inspired report on the rural living in Casablanca's region.

Los balizadores del desierto
Wanderers of the Desert
, by Nacer Khemir (Tunisia, 1984).

This film is a sufi tale which lauds the desert beauty. Composing plans and sequences as paintings, Khemir pays homage to the Arab culture’s splendor.


Tuesday 5th OctoberWechma
Tuesday 12th OctoberOmar Gatlato
Tuesday 19th OctoberOh the Days!
Tuesday 26th OctoberWanderers of the Desert

Place: Filmoteca de Andalucía at Almería in the Museo de Almería (Ctra. de Ronda, 91).
Time: 20.00. Original version with Spanish subtitles. Free Admission.
First steps of the Maghreb Cinema