Chronicle of the Year of Embers
24 February Friday, 14:00
Director: Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina
Cast: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna, Cheikh Nourredine
Algeria, 175’, 1975, color
Arabic with Turkish subtitles
Winner of the prestigious Palm d'Or at Cannes in 1975, Chronicle of the Year of Embers portrays Algeria's struggle for independence from French colonial rule. The story follows a peasant's migration from his drought-stricken village to his eventual participation with the Algerian resistance movement, just prior to the outbreak of the Algerian War of Independence. Filmed in rich CinemaScope, this stunning epic from director Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina is one of world cinema's rarely seen gems.
Palm d'Or Winner, Cannes Film Festival, 1975