Born in 1982, Amin Sidi-Boumédiène graduated in 2005 from CLCF in Paris with a degree in directing. His first short film, "Demain, Alger?" was selected in many festivals around the world. "The Island", his second short film, won the Best Film Award at the Abu Dhabi Festival. In 2014, he made his third short film "Serial K.", screened at the Béjaia Film Days. He has just completed his first feature film, "Abou Leila" shot in Algeria, selected at the 58th Critics' Week.

Abou Leila

Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, cross the desert in search of Abou Leila, a dangerous criminal. The quest seems absurd in the immensity of the Sahara. But S., whose mental health is wavering, is convinced he will find Abou Leila. Lotfi, for his part, has only one idea in mind: to take S. away from the capital. It is by sinking into the desert that they will confront their own violence.


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