2003

France

105min - 35 mm - Scope - Color - Dolby SRD - Drama

Original language : French, Spanish and Arabic

Cast

Romain Duris
Lubna Azabal
Leila Makhlouf
Zouhir Gacem

Credits

Director: Tony Gatlif

Producer : Tony Gatlif
Production Company : PRINCES FILMS

Screenplay : Tony Gatlif
Director of photography : Céline Bozon
Music : Tony Gatlif & Delphine Mantoulet
Editing : Monique Dartonne

Festivals & Awards

2004 :
Cannes - Best Director
Melbourne Film Fest
Rio Film Fest
Chicago Film Fest
Denver Film Fest
Tubingen Film Fest
Leeds Film Fest
Dublin French FF
New Horizons Film Fest in Poland
French Film Fest in Vienna
Film From The South in Norway
Seville Film Fest
Cinefrancia FF in Spain

2005 :
Wurzburg FF
Hong Kong FF
Palm Springs FF
Goteborg FF
Natfilmfest (DK)
Cork FF
Istanbul FF
San Francisco Arab FF

2011 :
European Culture Congress in Wroclaw

Exiles

EXILS

a film by :Tony Gatlif

As extravagant as it may sound, Zano one day comes up to his lover Naïma and suggests that they both set out for Algiers : why don’t they cross France and Spain to eventually reach Algeria and discover the land their parents had to flee decades ago ? Lost in the perils of immigration, these two children of the Diaspora almost defiantly take to the road with music as their only belonging. Intoxicated with freedom, they let Andalucia's vibrant sensuality engulf them – before they make up their minds to cross the Mediterranean. In an environment of chance meetings, techno rhythms and flamenco music, Zano and Naïma go backwards on the path to exile – hopefully claiming their identities at the end of the journey.

French Synopsis :

Un jour, Zano propose cette idée un peu folle à sa compagne Naïma : traverser la France et l'Espagne pour rejoindre Alger et connaître, enfin, la terre qu'ont dû fuir leurs parents autrefois. Presque par défi, avec la musique comme seul bagage, ces deux enfants de l'exil se lancent sur la route. Epris de liberté, ils se laissent un temps griser par la sensualité de l'Andalousie – avant de se décider à franchir la Méditerranée. D'une rencontre à l'autre, d'un rythme techno à un air de flamenco, Zano et Naïma refont, à rebours, le chemin de l'exil. Avec, au bout du voyage, la promesse d'une reconquête d'eux-mêmes…

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