The Time is New

Abou Leila

A remarkable directorial debut from Amin Sidi-Boumédiène.

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Algeria-France-Qatar 2019
Dir Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
With Slimane Benouari, Lyès Salem, Azouz Abdelkader
135min
Digital
English subtitles

Two men travel across Algeria during the 1990s Civil War in search of Abou Leila, a wanted terrorist. Breaking away from conventional narratives and historical facts, the film is an exploration of a person’s inner psyche during a time of war, and it’s a remarkable directorial debut from Amin Sidi-Boumédiène.