143 Sahara Street (2019)

  • 1h 40m
  • Hassen Ferhani
  • engelske undertekster

Et af årets surprisehits i festivalverdenen er den charmerende og multi-prisvindende algeriske film om en kvinde, der driver en café i Sahara.

Sahara-ørkenen kaldes også ‘Det store Intet’. Og midt ude i ørkenens intethed driver den karismatiske Malika en café, hvor trætte rejsende kan få sig en kop te, en omelet eller en sludder. Ugift og alene med sin kat Mimi - og dog. For der er masser af gæster i Malikas hus. Ensomme lastbilchauffører, motorcyklister og hele grupper af unge mænd, der byder op til både sang og dans. Der er faktisk liv i ørkenen, og det liv fanger Ferhan Hasseni med humor og med en kunstners blik for detaljen. Men når mørket falder på, og den arabiske electro banker i natten, blæser både vanviddets og forandringens vinde. Hassen Ferhanis multi-prisvindende festivalhit er produceret af CPH:DOX-vinderen Narimane Mari (‘Bloody Beans’, 2013).

One of this year’s surprise hits in the festival world is the charming and multi-award-winning Algerian film about a woman who runs a café in the Sahara desert.

The Sahara desert is sometimes called the Great Nothing. And in the middle of the desert’s nothingness, the charismatic Malika is running a café where tired travellers can have a cup of tea, an omelette or a chat. Unmarried and alone with her cat Mimi -and yet. There are plenty of guests in Malika’s house. Lonely lorry drivers, motorcyclists and entire groups of young men who start both singing and dancing. There is in fact life in the desert, and this life is captured by Ferhan Hasseni with humour and an artist’s attention to detail. But when night falls and the Arab techno pulsates in the night, the winds of both change and madness start blowing. Hassen Ferhani’s multi-award-winning festival darling is produced by the CPH:DOX winner Narimane Mari (‘Bloody Beans’, 2013).

Director

Hassen Ferhani

Producer

Narimane Mari

Producer

Olivier Boischot

Subtitle(s)

English