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SHOWCASE

MASQUERADES

Directed by Lyes Salem
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE MASQUERADES
All he wanted was a little respect and admiration from the neighbors in his small Algerian village. He got way more than he bargained for. Small-time gardener Mounir (director Lyes Salem) is tired of the village's mockery of his attractive younger sister Rym's narcolepsy. A moment was all it took to spin a fantastical web of lies that involves Rym's engagement to a European business mogul. As the story swells, a maelstrom of excitement envelopes Mounir and his family, who can't help but get swept up in the adulation and praise. But soon they find themselves in a tangled mess of jealousy and irrepressible desire around the impending wedding hysteria.

Set amidst the desert landscape of rural Algeria with an attractive cast, quirky characters, and strong direction and acting, this light comedy of errors is a treat with a larger social purpose. With two award-winning short films under his belt (including the César-winning Cousines), writer/director Lyes Salem's feature debut received accolades at international film festivals and was awarded a Lumiere Award for Mohamed Bouchaïb's performance as Mounir's son.
Drama, Comedy
About the Director(s)
Lyes Salem (b. 1971, Algeria) has acted in theater productions, on TV, and in films. He studied modern letters at the Sorbonne, the Ecole du Théâtre National de Chaillot, and at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique. In 1998 he staged and acted in Djelloul le résonneur by Alloula. He has also appeared in films by Maurice Failevic, Benoît Jacquot, and Hamid Krim. He made his directorial debut in 2001 with Jean-Farès.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Showcase
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Lyes Salem, Sarah Reguieg, Mohamed Bouchaïb
  • Director:
    Lyes Salem
  • Screenwriter:
    Lyes Salem, Nathalie Saugeon
  • Producer:
    Isabelle Madelaine/DHARAMSALA
  • Director of Photography:
    Pierre Cottereau
  • Sound:
    Nisolas Provost, Pierre André
  • Music:
    Mathias Duplessy

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