FOR MY COUNTRY (France)
April 29 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
FOR MY COUNTRY is a selection from ‘Tales of Europe’, a curated touring program dedicated to supporting the circulation of prestigious European films and is supported by Europa International and Europa Cinemas,
A young officer of Algerian origin, tragically loses his life during a fresher initiation ritual at the prestigious French military academy of Saint-Cyr. As the death tears through his family, controversy arises over Aissa’s funeral plans when the Army refuses to take responsibility. Ismael, his older, rebellious brother, tries to keep the family united as they fight to win justice for Aissa.
Run Time: 113 min
Language: French, Arabic, English, Mandarin w/English subtitles
Director: Rachid Hami
Cinematographer: Jérôme Alméras
Principal Cast: Karim LEKLOU, Shaïn BOUMEDINE, Lubna AZABAL, Samir GUESMI, Laurent LAFITTE, Vivian SUNG
Distributor: MK2 Films
Premiered at Venice Film festival.