The Man From Oran / Lyes Salem

The Man From Oran / Lyes Salem



An epic about the Algerian independence, as seen through the relationship of two friends, Djaffar and Hamid, one a modest idealist, the other a consummate wheeler-dealer.

From the heady times of the revolution and the euphoric first years after independence, The Man from Oran is a soul-searching, biting critique of a nation’s psyche, and an exploration of the secrets and betrayals that drive friends apart. (Jacob Burns Film Center)

Director:  Lyes Salem

Award: Best Director from the Arab World at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival in the New Horizons Competition 

Film Showing:  Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8 PM

RT: 128 mins


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